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What would cancer on my lip look like?

What would cancer on my lip look like?

Lip cancer: Hello, malignant changes to the lip may have a number of different appearances. Ulcerated enlarged fungating lesions that have undergone a recent change, bleed easily; are most suspicious. Really any lesion that is present could be cancerous. Especially if there is a history of excessive sun exposure with sunburns, smoking, alcohol use, and family history of cancer. See your doctor for a biopsy. ...Read more

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Cancer (Definition)

Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more


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What does lip cancer look like?

What does lip cancer look like?

Non-healing: Generally lip (squamous cancer) cancer looks like a dry, scaly sore that does not heal unlike a cold sore. Sometimes it may bleed. It is more common on the lower lip. ...Read more

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Skin discoloration on lip. What does cancer look like?

Skin discoloration on lip. What does cancer look like?

Non-healing ulcer: While discoloration may be one symptom of an early lesion or a pre-cancerous lesion, lip cancers usually present as non-healing ulcers. It would be prudent to consult your doctor if you have any doubt. ...Read more

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What does it look like to have oral lesions in mouth, or cancer?

What does it look like to have oral lesions in mouth, or cancer?

See Oral Pathologist: As specialists in the area of oral diseases, oral pathologists are usually able to determine the proper diagnosis more quickly and with a special diagnostic testing compared to other practitioners. Most oral lesions are traumatic in nature and have no potential for cancer. ...Read more

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What do mouth cancers look like?

What do mouth cancers look like?

Ulcers.: Oral cavity cancers often present as nonhealing ulcers that can be painful. ...Read more

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What does lip cancer feel like?

What does lip cancer feel like?

Non healing sore: A lip cancer will often present as a non healing sore. This can be anywhere on the lips, and is related to smoking, especially cigars and pipes but also cigarettes. We are seeing a rise in incidence in young people who "dip snuff" or use chewing tobacco. Here's a picture of a neglected lip cancer. ...Read more

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How to avoid lips cancer from smoking?

How to avoid lips cancer from smoking?

Don't Smoke: I have a sneaking suspicion you knew the answer to this question. Quit now before any of the terrible effects of smoking can occur. Trust me, "i'll quit when I'm older" is a bad plan. The best time is now. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can the lump on my lip be cancer?

Can the lump on my lip be cancer?

Possible: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful answer without examining the lesion. Even after physical examination, a biopsy may be needed for a proper diagnosis. ...Read more

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When I touch vagina lips it pains. Wat s the reason for this. Is tat cancer or something.

When I touch vagina lips it pains. Wat s the reason for this. Is tat cancer or something.

Vaginal cancer: Vaginal cancer its extremely rare, even more on a 20 year old patient. Infections, irritations. Vulvar conditions might cause pain, but not necesarily its cancer. ...Read more

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What type of cancer is lip cancer? How is it treated?

What type of cancer is lip cancer? How is it treated?

Squamous Ca: Most cancers of the lip are squamous cancers. Depending on the size and site, that is upper or lower lip and proximity to the commissures, wide resection and reconstruction is performed. If very large the lesion should be reduced in size by RT (gamma) or single infusion of high dose MTX with citrovorum factor. One must also be sure that upper cervical nodes not involved. ...Read more

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My uncle had an surgery removing lips cancer. It was a like a tiny wound on the lower lip. It was a 10 min surgery. Is he going to be ok?

My uncle had an surgery removing lips cancer. It was a like a tiny wound on the lower lip. It was a 10 min surgery. Is he going to be ok?

Difficult to say: As it depends on the type of cancer and the involvement of the cancer at the "margins" or borders of the excision. Unfortunately without more information, it's hard to say exactly what the next steps of management are. To be able to provide more information, the biopsy results will be incredibly important. ...Read more

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I have white dots in my lip could it be cancer? I'm using tobak under my lip called snus in sweden.

I have white dots in my lip could it be cancer? I'm using tobak under my lip called snus in sweden.

Possibly: Hopefully it is just irritation from the tobacco, but white spots on your lip, tongue or mouth (oral leukoplakia) can be early signs of cancer. Please go to a doctor or an oral surgeon for an exam. They might do a biopsy of your lip, which only requires a local anesthetic. I'm so glad you asked, because if it is cancer, and you catch it early, it can be easily cured! ...Read more

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I have got white dots and sawallen lip it mean I have lip cancer?

I have got white dots and sawallen lip it mean I have lip cancer?

Not Likely: See your dentist for an exam & diagnosis. Most likely it is herpes on the lip, or possibly candida yeast infection. Cancer is possible but unlikely. You need to see a doctor for a diagnosis. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get lip cancer from smoking cigarettes?

Is it possible to get lip cancer from smoking cigarettes?

Yes, definitely: Yes, most definitely. The lower lip is one of the most common places in the oral cavity to get oral cancer. It is possible to get cancer anywhere in the oral cavity from smoking. The lower lip also gets a lot of sun exposure, which makes it especially susceptible. Smoking along with drinking alcohol makes things even worse. Best answer is to stop smoking. ...Read more

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Need expert help here. What are the symptoms of lip /mouth cancer?

Need expert help here. What are the symptoms of lip /mouth cancer?

Mouth cancer: Symptoms include any changes in your mouth or on your lips that do not heal or resolve in 7-10 days.
However, many mouth cancers do not have any symptoms. For this reason you should have a thorough dental examination every 6 months, especially if you smoke, chew, drink alcohol, or engage in oral sex. ...Read more

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Lip blisters and herpes. Is this oral cancer?

Need to be seen: Oral cancer does not present as blisters. More than likely it is a breakout of herpes virus. Do blisters come and go? Have they changed in size and location? Cancer does not present that way at all. ...Read more

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I bite my inside bottom lip sometimes, there are 2 lumps when I do that are enjoyable to chew, just a habit, doesn't hurt but I've read it causes cancer?

Chronic trauma: Chronic trauma and inflammation may predispose to excessive tissue reaction that may promote cancer, though the risk is small. More important is the possibility of the bite site getting infected and the infection spreading to other organs. You may wish to consult your dentist for a "mouth guard" that would preclude biting. ...Read more

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Can one get lip cancer from biting lips?

Can one get lip cancer from biting lips?

Unlikely: Chronic irritation can, over time, causr cells to mutate. But it is far more common to develop a fibroma (benign lump) at the site of the biting habit than anything else. The dentist can actually fabricate an appliance you could wear temporarily to help you break the habit/. ...Read more

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Would biting the dead skin off of my lips really cause cancer?

Theoretically it may: Any repeated trauma can be associated with cancer.

Any time the body has to make new cells, there is the chance that it will make a mistake in copying the dna, which in turn could lead to cancer.

Lip cancer is much more commonly associated with repeated sunburns, though. So if you are worried about cancer, use a sunscreen chapstick. ...Read more

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Does oral cancer only develop outside of the lip or on the inside of the lip?

Both: Cancer of the lip can be on the inside or outside. Oral cancer can also affect other structures, e.g., tongue, cheek, tonsils, pharynx etc. ...Read more

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I am hvng lip eczema. Can it be cured? How to know if it is a cancer?

I am hvng lip eczema. Can it be cured? How to know if it is a cancer?

Rare: Eczema of the lips is pretty rare. You should be evaluated by your primary care physician or a dermatologist. If the rash has suspicious features, a biopsy may be prudent to help understand the cause. ...Read more

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I have brown spots on lips? I have 4 of them and they look kind of like freckles and are flat as well. Is this some sort of skin cancer?

I have brown spots on lips? I have 4 of them and they look kind of like freckles and are flat as well. Is this some sort of skin cancer?

See Ender's Game: The movie - teen actor has it too. It is unlikely to be cancer. Peutz jaeger's syndrome, associated with GI avm's is a possibility. Ask your pcp/iternist first. But no rush. ...Read more

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I have got a lump on my inner lips. Possible symptom of oral cancer?

I have got a lump on my inner lips. Possible symptom of oral cancer?

Doubtful: Ruptured salivary gland. Depending on how much it annoys you you should have it removed. ...Read more

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Does oral cancer only develop outside or on the inside of the lip in smoker?

Both: Oral cancer will include cancer on the lip, floor of mouth, oral tongue, soft/ hard palate, gum, inner lining of cheek. ...Read more

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Can you get lip cancer from biting the skin inside of your cheeks and lips often?

Can you get lip cancer from biting the skin inside of your cheeks and lips often?

Changes may occur: Any sort of chronic irritation can cause changes in the soft tissues of the mouth. Most of the time the changes will be harmless but it would be prudent to try to break this habit. Any changes you do notice should be checked by your dentist. ...Read more

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Does oral cancer only develop outside of the lip or also on the inside of the lip?

Does oral cancer only develop outside of the lip or also on the inside of the lip?

Both: Cancer can develop both out side and inside the lip. Early detection and excision is essential for cure. ...Read more

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Can biting inside of your bottom lip cause cancer? Or any permanent damage?? How to stop biting the inside of d lower lip?

Can biting inside of your bottom lip cause cancer? Or any permanent damage?? How to stop biting the inside of d lower lip?

Won't cause cancer: There is no evidence biting lips causes cancer. This is an extremely common habit. Anxiety is the root cause of the habit in many cases. The web is filled with suggestions of how to break the habit. The following link has good suggestions that will help you>>http://bit. Ly/1MZAkOt A few minutes of "mindful meditation" in the morning may be helpful>>http://amzn. To/1b576Ni. Http://bit. Ly/1hKZ4wy ...Read more

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I somehow bit, possibly injured the inside bottom of my lip did not pay attention to it for 3days then a white film grew over is it normal or cancer?

Wait: The white film should slough off within a week. If the plaque persists beyond this time, it would be practical to have it evaluated by your doctor. ...Read more

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User of khaini (quid), tobacco mixed with lime put in between lips and gums, for ten years now I hv little white dots inside cheeks can it be cancer..

User of khaini (quid), tobacco mixed with lime put in between lips and gums, for ten years now I hv little white dots inside cheeks can it be cancer..

Maybe: White lesions inside your mouth are typically areas called leukoplakia. These may or not be the beginning of oral cancer condition. Best and only definite way to determine this is with a tissue biopsy. I urge you to consider this, it may save your life! ...Read more

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Have a small dark spot appear on my bottom lip for a few months. However, I've noticed that it has grown larger and darker. It's smooth. Is it cancer?

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Have a small dark spot appear on my bottom lip for a few months. However, I've noticed that it has grown larger and darker. It's smooth. Is it cancer?

See your doctor: Getting bigger is a concern. It may just be blood expressed into the tissue. Did you have trauma to your lip prior to the appearance? It could also be a pigmented lesion which may require a biopsy. Best to have an evaluation and possible biopsy. ...Read more

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Every time I accidentally knock my lips with my toothbrush (ex.) I almost always get a cancer sore! Why does this happen?

Every time I accidentally knock my lips with my toothbrush (ex.) I almost always get a cancer sore! Why does this happen?

Traumatic ulcer: Re-evaluate the way you are brushing. Discuss and show your dentist your motion and this can be corrected! ...Read more

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I bite my inside lowered lip. And. It bleeded each time I did it I suffer from. Anxiety for. 3 years. Could I have lip cancer?

I bite my inside lowered lip. And. It bleeded each time I did it I suffer from. Anxiety for. 3 years. Could I have lip cancer?

Get checked: If you do not smoke the probability is low. Get a biopsy with oral surgeon to rule out any possibility. ...Read more

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I have a small bump and a slightly darker spot on my bottom lip. It's been there for a few months. Could it be cancer or anything dangerous?

I have a small bump and a slightly darker spot on my bottom lip. It's been there for a few months. Could it be cancer or anything dangerous?

Probably not: The lip is the junction of oral mucosa and the skin below it. Most malignancies of the lip are mucosal squamous cancers that present as enlarging ulcerating lesions that can become painful. Deeper in the lip, there are salivary glands which may undergo transformation and present as a nodular lesion. If the lump does not resolve or continues to enlarge it might require excision. ...Read more

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Mucocele or cancer? Bump on lower lip, dome shaped red/white (varies), swelled around some (not much), Been there a month, I bite my lip there sometimes

Mucocele or cancer? Bump on lower lip, dome shaped red/white (varies), swelled around some (not much), Been there a month, I bite my lip there sometimes

Excisional biopsy: For persistent bump on the lip or other oral lesions, excisional biopsy should be performed to rule out neoplastic change or cancer. ...Read more