1 doctor weighed in:

I had a basal cell carcinoma on my lip, but before I knew it was BCC I was constantly licking the site because it would bleed. Did I put myself at ris?

1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Myron Arlen
Surgery - Oncology

In brief: No problem

Basal cell Ca's unusual on lip inner mucosa.
Probably arose on the outer skin surface, where for the most part remains localized. Only seen to show recurrence if when excision performed, not completely removed. Metastatic disease is almost unknown. No problem in delay of dx. I frequently treat area with Efudex (fluorouracil) cream , a form of 5FU which can cure such lesions.

In brief: No problem

Basal cell Ca's unusual on lip inner mucosa.
Probably arose on the outer skin surface, where for the most part remains localized. Only seen to show recurrence if when excision performed, not completely removed. Metastatic disease is almost unknown. No problem in delay of dx. I frequently treat area with Efudex (fluorouracil) cream , a form of 5FU which can cure such lesions.
Dr. Myron Arlen
Dr. Myron Arlen
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Christopher Crosby
Board Certified, Dermatology
13 years in practice
93K people helped
Continue
111,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors