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Oral Cancer

Is Red Patch in the Mouth Sign of Oral Cancer?

08/01/2008

Question:

I recently discovered a red patch in my mouth but it healed within a week. Could it still be a sign of oral cancer? Also,do Immunosuppressants increase the risk of cancer?

Answer:

If the lesion has already healed, you should be evaluated only if it recurs. Immunosuppressed patient should always be very carefully evaluated for possible development of malignancies.

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Response by:

Enver  Ozer, MD Enver Ozer, MD
Clinical Associate Professor of Otolaryngology
College of Medicine
The Ohio State University