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The UCSF Oral Dysplasia Program cares for patients who have been diagnosed with or show signs of oral dysplasia – a precancerous condition characterized by red, white or red-and-white lesions involving the mouth, tongue or lips. We also care for patients who have been diagnosed with oral dysplasia or oral cancer in the past, as well as for patients at higher risk of developing these conditions. The latter includes patients with certain congenital or genetic disorders, such as Fanconi anemia and dyskeratosis congenita, and those who have received solid organ transplants or hematopoietic stem cell transplants.

Our team includes leading specialists from the UCSF School of Dentistry and Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center. Together, we offer the full spectrum of care, including monitoring at-risk patients, disease management and treatment for those with the condition, and long-term follow-up. A board-certified oral and maxillofacial pathologist reviews all biopsies, a multidisciplinary review board assesses complex cases, and our entire staff works closely with experts at other UCSF clinics to ensure that we tailor your treatment to your unique needs.

Patients may also have the opportunity to participate in cutting-edge research using promising new imaging methods or treatments, which may not be available elsewhere.

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