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I have been diagnosed by my dentist as having lichen planus

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I have been diagnosed by my dentist as having lichen planus i am frightened as it may cause cancer ? it isnt very painful I just have a sore tongue can it be treated?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 1 year ago.
HelloLichen planus is not cancer, but it can be pre cancerous if not treated.The treatment is steroid applications.There are other medications as well.Here is a good list from the mayo clinic:http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/oral-lichen-planus/basics/treatment/con-20028031 Remember that a biopsy is needed to properly diagnose this. OK, so that is an initial answer….Please use reply to expert if you have further questions. When you are ready, please click a positive rating [hopefully excellent]. If you forgot something, come back. I am here daily.
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