Lip Cancer

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Lip Cancer[edit | edit source]

  • Lip is most common single site for oral cancer.
  • Carcinoma of lower lip more common + grows slower.
  • In patients 50–70 years old, mostly men.
  • Lesions arise on vermillion border of lower lip, appear as non-healing ulcers, painless.
  • Larger lesions metastasize to local sub-mental or submandibular lymph nodes.

Etiology[edit | edit source]

Lip cancer is multifactorial dissease. Factors that increase the risk of getting lip cancer are especially:

Diagnosis[edit | edit source]

  • Incisional biopsy (includes portion of lip lesion + portion of normal appearing tissue).
  • Radiographic: unnecessary for early stage tumors; for advanced tumors that adhere to or invade adjacent mandible.

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Treatment[edit | edit source]

Surgical excision
Remove carcinoma within 2 cm margin of normal tissue.
  • Teletherapy= external beam,
  • Plesiotherapy= implanted radioactive seeds, needles.
For minor tumors.

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