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I'm suffering from oral submucous fibrosis. My mouth does not open fully due to chewing of pan masala. Am afraid, will this lead to cancer. How can I treat this?

2 Doctors Answered
Dear Mr. lybrate-user, oral submucous fibrosis does put you at risk of developing cancer of the oral cavity. You can best help yourself by stopping completely all tobacco, pan masala intake, take regular anti-oxidants such as cap evion, regular mouth opening and closing exercises many times a day, keep good oral hyegiene and make regular visits atleast every 3-6 months to an ent specialist to rule out progression to early cancer. Best wishes.
3 people found this helpful
Smf has 8-10% chances converting to cancer. Keep your regular check up with your oncologist.
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