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Is oral submucous fibrosis a lesion or a condition? How much percent chance has it to develop into oral cancer? Are there any permanent cures? Or preventive remedies?

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Hi lybrate-user, I appreciate you seeking help. Well, oral submucous fibrosis (OSMF) is a potentially malignant pre-cancerous lesion of the oral cavity. OSMF, if not treated, can cause significant morbidity and can eventually progress to oral cancer. An integrative treatment with suitable alternative medicines, coupled with appropriate lifestyle modification, can help improve clinical outcomes especially in reducing the symptoms of OSMF and also reducing the risk of malignant transformation. It may also help cure the same as would be contextually possible. Hope this clarifies. Do take care. Sincerely
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It is a condition. It has 1 percent chance of developing into oral cancer. If the patch is small you can get it surgically excised if not just keep a watchful eye on it. Preventive measures-treat an infected tooth near the lesion, decrease smoking, paan and alcohol.
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