Get help from best doctors, anonymously
Common Specialities
Common Issues
Common Treatments

Does oral leukoplakia always turn into cancer even if smoking and tobacco has been stopped will it regress.

8 Doctors Answered
There is about 1-10% chance every year of leukoplakia turning into cancer after you have stopped tobacco, alcohol and betel nut. It is more for speckled or thick nodular leukoplakia and leukoplakia on floor of mouth and RMT. I usually observe most of the oral leukoplakia which are thin and homogenous and remove those which are speckled and thick nodular or erythroplakia. 40-45% of the leukoplakia would remain static, 40-45% would regress and about 10-20% would turn into cancer if observed.
2 people found this helpful
Hi. No it does not spread if you stop habit. Regards.
No not necessary.
1 person found this helpful
it may not turn into cancer. have good diet with lot of antioxidants
1 person found this helpful
Chances are very less if you stop the habits.
Leukoplakia is primary cancerous lesion. It won't turn to malignant if you very strictly quit your habbit. Otherwise it il definitely turn to malignant.
No but chances are high.
Depends on the uses, your immunity level. Stop the habit at once. Take antioxidants.
Suggestions offered by doctors on Lybrate are of advisory nature i.e., for educational and informational purposes only. Content posted on, created for, or compiled by Lybrate is not intended or designed to replace your doctor's independent judgment about any symptom, condition, or the appropriateness or risks of a procedure or treatment for a given person.