Which putatively pre-malignant oral lesions become oral cancers? Clinical relevance of early targeting of high-risk individuals.

@article{Sudb2003WhichPP,
  title={Which putatively pre-malignant oral lesions become oral cancers? Clinical relevance of early targeting of high-risk individuals.},
  author={Jon Sudb\o and Albrecht Reith},
  journal={Journal of oral pathology & medicine : official publication of the International Association of Oral Pathologists and the American Academy of Oral Pathology},
  year={2003},
  volume={32 2},
  pages={63-70}
}
Oral squamous cell carcinomas continue to be a group of diseases with high mortality and increasing incidence rates, particularly among young individuals. This is a paradox finding, since most oral cancers are preceded - even by several years - by readily detectable mucosal changes, most often white or red patches (leukoplakias and erythroplakias, respectively). However, only a small fraction of leukoplakias or erythroplakias are related to cancer development, and the challenge has been to… CONTINUE READING
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