Lichen Plannus

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Rob
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by Rob on Wed Nov 18, 2015 4:02 pm

Lichen Plannus

In September last year I was told that I had Lichen Plannus and had a biopsy on my tongue and cheek. The biopsy proved benign but I was told that the condition could not be cured as it was symptomatic. As I have Prostate Cancer, Gleason 3+4, I wondered if this could be the reason?

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Mr Benjamin Challacombe
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by Mr Benjamin Challacombe on Wed Nov 18, 2015 10:54 pm

Re: Lichen Plannus

Rob
Lichen Planus is an inflammatory condition whose exact mechanism of action is unknown.
It commonly affects the mouth and other moist surfaces in the body but can sometimes affect the foreskin
There is no connection to prostate cancer that i am aware of.
Prostate cancer is a much more common disease whose risk factors include race, family history and diet but most are sporadic i.e. just occur due to faulty cells.
Ben
Mr Benjamin J Challacombe
Consultant Urological Surgeon and Honorary Senior Lecturer

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