Is there a connection between Lichen Planus and Squamous Cancer?

Posted by fdixon63 @fdixon63, Mar 5, 2022

I've have LP for many years over many parts of my body including gums and vagina. In 2009 I had to have surgery for squamous cancer on both legs–one requiring skin grafting. Last year I had MOHS surgery in two places on the left leg. I've asked the doc's if there is a connection between the two conditions. I was told no but just not sure myself so wanted to check out there with others in the group. Thanks much.

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Hello @fdixon63. You might find this article of interest!

– Oral lichen planus and its association with squamous cell carcinoma: an update on pathogenesis and treatment implications:
https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/8614204/
Did your oncologist say there was no connection?

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@amandajro

Hello @fdixon63. You might find this article of interest!

– Oral lichen planus and its association with squamous cell carcinoma: an update on pathogenesis and treatment implications:
https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/8614204/
Did your oncologist say there was no connection?

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Thanks for the reference information however my question was actually directed toward squamous cancer on my legs. I don't think I've have any squamous CA in my mouth and I'm seen every 4 months by my dentist. Was not seen by Oncologist. I had Mohs surgery.

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@fdixon63

Thanks for the reference information however my question was actually directed toward squamous cancer on my legs. I don't think I've have any squamous CA in my mouth and I'm seen every 4 months by my dentist. Was not seen by Oncologist. I had Mohs surgery.

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Yes I was told by two dermatologist that there is NO connection between LP and squamous CA.

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