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Reddish wrinkled patches in the mouth due to tobacco use. Swollen lymph nodes. Cancer suspected. Treatment?

I have white leathery and red wrinkled areas inside my mouth where I place my chewing tobacco and it does not go away. I am 44 and have chewed since I was 12 . My physician has stated that it looked cancerous but I cannot afford a biopsy . Is this condition always cancer or a precancerous condition . My lymph glands are slightly swollen left side under my jaw.
Asked On : Sat, 1 Dec 2012
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hi, probably this is erythroplakia, a precancerous condition. But as there are glands in the neck, I am afraid, it could be cancer. I would suggest to undergo biopsy as soon as possible. Take care.
Answered: Wed, 5 Dec 2012
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