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

10 doctors weighed in
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology
5 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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Dr. David Masiello
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
5 doctors agree

In brief: NO

Oral cancer can ocurr anywhere in the oral cavity, in the lip, gums, tounge, etcc.
It can ocurr on the outsied of the lip (the part we see) or the inside of the lip.

In brief: NO

Oral cancer can ocurr anywhere in the oral cavity, in the lip, gums, tounge, etcc.
It can ocurr on the outsied of the lip (the part we see) or the inside of the lip.
Dr. David Masiello
Dr. David Masiello
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Dr. Joseph Woods
Pathology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Both.

If you have a nonhealing ulcer that can be painful, have it checked out.
This disease usually is seen over age 50, but alcohol and tobacco use (also smokeless) are risk factors, so some people might get it earlier.

In brief: Both.

If you have a nonhealing ulcer that can be painful, have it checked out.
This disease usually is seen over age 50, but alcohol and tobacco use (also smokeless) are risk factors, so some people might get it earlier.
Dr. Joseph Woods
Dr. Joseph Woods
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