What is leukoplakia? Dr Michael Boyer answers

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There is a condition called leukoplakia, which is an inflammatory condition often of the side of the cheek, the inside side of the cheek, or the floor of the mouth.

That’s an inflammatory condition and it ends up with a sort of little white sheen on the surface of your mouth or your cheek.

Leukoplakia, over a long period of time, in some people, can turn into cancer. It’s often easy to treat. Although in some people it can be very, very difficult to get rid of, but needs to be monitored because if you have that over a long period of time, it can result in cancer.

Professor Michael Boyer is Medical Oncologist at Chris O’Brien Lifehouse