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leukoplakia

[loo-ko-PLAY-key-uh] an abnormal white patch inside the mouth or in other parts of the body. These are often pre-cancers.

What are oral cavity and oropharyngeal cancers?

... Leukoplakia and erythroplakia (possible pre-cancerous conditions). ...
Most cases of leukoplakia do not develop into cancer. ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/oralcavityandoropharyngealcancer/detailedguide/oral-cavity-and-oropharyngeal-cancer-what-is-oral-cavity-cancer

Can oral cavity and oropharyngeal cancers be prevented?

... Vaccines. Treat pre-cancerous growths. Areas of leukoplakia or
erythroplakia in the mouth sometimes progress to cancer. ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/oralcavityandoropharyngealcancer/detailedguide/oral-cavity-and-oropharyngeal-cancer-prevention

How does smokeless tobacco affect your health? | American ...

... Leukoplakia is a white patch in the mouth that can become cancer. ... The longer
you use oral tobacco, the more likely you are to have leukoplakia. ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/cancercauses/tobaccocancer/smokelesstobaccoandhowtoquit/guide-to-quitting-smokeless-tobacco-why-quit

Signs and Symptoms of Cancer

... White patches inside the mouth and white spots on the tongue may be
leukoplakia. ... If it's not treated, leukoplakia can become mouth cancer. ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/cancerbasics/signs-and-symptoms-of-cancer

Smokeless Tobacco

... Mouth lesions. Leukoplakia is a white patch in the mouth that can become
cancer. These are sometimes called sores but they are usually painless. ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/cancercauses/tobaccocancer/smokeless-tobacco

S-601 JrHigh GASO Curriculum

... Although it does not affect the lungs, it causes changes in the mouth such as
sores, cracking or bleeding lips, and white patches (leukoplakia). ...

http://www.cancer.org/acs/groups/content/@highplains/documents/document/jrhsgasocurriculumpdf.pdf

S-601 K-5 GASO Curriculum

... Although it does not affect the lungs, it causes changes in the mouth such as
sores, cracking or bleeding lips, and white patches (leukoplakia). ...

http://www.cancer.org/acs/groups/content/@highplains/documents/document/k5gasocurriculumpdf.pdf

Oral Cavity and Oropharyngeal Cancer

... Leukoplakia and erythroplakia (possible pre-cancerous conditions)
Leukoplakia ... throat: • Leukoplakia is a white or gray patch. ...

http://www.cancer.org/acs/groups/cid/documents/webcontent/003128-pdf.pdf

What's new in oral cavity and oropharyngeal cancer research ...

... are looking for medicines to help prevent these cancers, particularly in people
at increased risk, such as those with leukoplakia or erythroplakia. ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/oralcavityandoropharyngealcancer/detailedguide/oral-cavity-and-oropharyngeal-cancer-new-research

Cancer Glossary

... leukoplakia Search [loo-ko-PLAY-key-uh]. an abnormal white patch inside
the mouth or in other parts of the body. These are often pre-cancers. ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/cancerglossary/index.aspx?letter=l