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Flat red patch on red palate, increasing in size, referred to Maxillofacial Surgeon. Is it oral cancer?

I have a smooth, flat red patch on my hard palate . My dentist has referred me to an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon as she spotted it 6 months ago and it has now doubled in size. I m really quite worried as I have done the dreaded google search! The only explanation I ve seen is for oral cancer . Are there any other possible causes?
Asked On : Tue, 5 Mar 2013
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Smooth flat red patch may be infective and may be a premalignant condition like erythroplakia. A tissue diagnosis is mandatory for diagnosis. History of tobacco chewing is important here. Consult a histopathologist for tissue diagnosis, management will depends on diagnosis. Take care.
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