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Lip Cancer, Lip Neoplasm, Lip Carcinoma, Lip Basal Cell Carcinoma, Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Lip

  • Pathophysiology
  1. Categorized as a skin cancer
  • Risk Factors
  1. Prolonged Sun Exposure
  2. Tobacco Smoking (esp. Pipe smoking)
  • Symptoms
  1. Recurrent or non-healing Lip Ulcer
  • Signs
  1. Ulcer with overlying crust
  2. Borders of ulcer are heaped up
  • Course
  1. Contiguous spread of untreated tumors
  • References
  1. Diaz in Noble (2001) Primary Care Medicine, p. 1757
  2. Weinberg (2002) Am Fam Physician 65(7):1379-86 [PubMed]