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    I may have a mild case of Leukoplakia : (
    afejarang11 posted:
    is leukoplakia something i should be extremely worried about? i have what looks to be a small patch of whit tastse buds on the side of my tongue and they're sort of rough. i read that they can be caused by a disturbing presence, smoking, or hiv/aids. i think mine is from smoking, so i immediately quit today...i dont have insurance and im scared that it might turn into something cancerous. i dont know what to do. i googled "leukoplakia" and the images that came up were horrific, mine is nowhere near that stage, and i never want it to be. what should i do to get rid of it?

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