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Herceptin doesn’t trigger oral lichen planus
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Herceptin doesn’t trigger or aggravate oral lichen planus.
It's not related to lichen planus.
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Very uncommon for cancer to develop in oral lichen planus lesions
It is very uncommon for a cancer to develop on oral lichen planus lesion but is a potential danger especially with ulcerated lesions.
The chances are less than 0.1 percent.
Oral lichen planus lesions clear slowly taking more than 18 months.
Only 10-20 percent patients of oral lichen planus under follow up went into complete remission.
Not very effective treatment options
I don’t have much experience in the use of laser light and PUVA therapy for treating oral lichen planus. However the studies have shown that they are not very effective treatment options.