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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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Dr. Barry Rosen
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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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How can I remove the skin discoloration above my upper lip?

How can I remove the skin discoloration above my upper lip?

Skin discoloration: You probably have a condition called melasma, which is sometimes associated with pregnancy and birth control pills. Regardless of the cause, there is no great way to treat this chronic problem. You might try a product containing hydroquinone which is modestly effective in causing the skin to become lighter. It may take months of therapy. Sunlight makes this worse, so use sunscreens. ...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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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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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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Would biting the dead skin off of my lips really cause cancer?

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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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 never worn sun protection on my lips until now, will this give me skin cancer? What can I do now?

I have never worn sun protection on my lips until now, will this give me skin cancer? What can I do now?

Sunscreen use: Sunscreens don't give you cancer, they protect the underlying skin from the UV rays which can harm the DNA and transform those cells into cancerous ones. You just have to observe and if you see suspicious growths go to a dermatologist and have him take a look/see and maybe cut it out! ...Read more

Dr. Donald Sudy
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Black Colored Skin (Definition)

Skin discoloration is a symptom in which a person has color changes on part or all of his skin. Color changes may be related to skin problems such as bumps, blisters, oozing, peeling, itching, bug bites, etc. ...Read more