Precancerous Lesion

A precancerous lesion is a condition of having a collection of cells in the body organs that may appear the same as cancer cells. But these do not have similar properties to cancer cells. The common precancerous lesions are oral leukoplakia, oral submucous fibrosis, and erythroplakia.

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Dr. Achanta Krishna Swaroop

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I will examine the picture (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity) and get back to you. Thank you.   Read Full »

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