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Lump in lip (cancer or cyst)

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19 June 2003, 02:21 AM
KATADAMICK
Lump in lip (cancer or cyst)
i have a lump on my lower lip i have been told it maybe a cyst. but i am worried it could be the start of cancer could anyone offer any suggestions

This message has been edited. Last edited by: Dr Vinod K Joshi,
19 June 2003, 02:45 AM
PaulineT
Who said it might be a cyst. Was it a doctor, a dentist or a mate?

If you are worried seek a second opinion. In the meantime try not to worry too much. You are obviously aware of the situation so if it is something nasty you at least know you will need to be taking steps to see a trained person. It's not as if you are ignoring it.

As a matter of interest how long have you had the lump. I'm sure that might help Vinod to know.
19 June 2003, 03:42 AM
blitzbob
Hi

Doctor qwill know better than rest of us but sometimes hes asleep wakey wakey doc

I think cancer of the lip looks like an ulcer not a limp but cannot be sure is it lower or upper
19 June 2003, 04:27 AM
Paul
IF I was you go straight to the nearest Maxiollfacial Clinic

Paul
19 June 2003, 07:41 AM
Dr Vinod K Joshi
Blitz, you do keep waking me up! You are right - lip cancer is not a limp, definitely not a lower limp :lol: Big Grin
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Hello KATADAMICK (where do you people get these names from!) Smiler

Lumps on lower lips are often mucous cysts or fibromas. Cancer of the lower lip usually present as an ulcer that 's been there for >3 weeks, so stop worrying. See your dentist or doctor and get an opinion and a referral to the local NHs hospital's Oral & Maxillofacial Unit. The lump will need attention.

Best wishes
Vinod :coffee:


Disclaimer: Please see your own dentist/doctor for a proper diagnosis as my words should not, in any circumstances, be taken as dental/medical advice.

"If you see what is small as it sees itself, and accept what is weak for what strength it has, and use what is dim for the light it gives, then all will go well. This is called Acting Naturally."
Lao-Tsu, Tao Teh King
17 April 2005, 11:38 AM
bonniemahei
Hi i have just seen your message on this site and was wondering how is it going since you have had your lump in lower lip?
Im in the same position its on my lower right hand side lip small lump doesnt really hurt unless i press it hard and i have had it for about 5-6 wks . doc also said it is probably a cyst but am worried i smoke and drink but i drink very rarely and smoke daily 5 a day im 25 years old. hope anyone out there can help. and hope your lump has gone. Bonnie
17 April 2005, 09:17 PM
Dr Vinod K Joshi
Hi Bonniemahei

Get your doctor to refer you to the Oral & Maxillofacial Dept at your local hospital for a definitive diagnosis and treatment if necessary. Meanwhile, don't press it and stop worrying.
Soapbox Try and cut down on the cigarettes, better still stop. You will feel better about it.

Let us know how you get on.

Best wishes
Vinod Coffee


Disclaimer: Please see your own dentist/doctor for a proper diagnosis as my words should not, in any circumstances, be taken as dental/medical advice.

"If you see what is small as it sees itself, and accept what is weak for what strength it has, and use what is dim for the light it gives, then all will go well. This is called Acting Naturally."
Lao-Tsu, Tao Teh King
17 April 2005, 10:07 PM
bonniemahei
Thanks for the reply but it is going down actually it almost feels like it shredding or something.
What actually happens in the oral department that you have mentioned? how is it diagnosed?
have i actually got anything to worry about is this normal?
Thanks
17 April 2005, 10:19 PM
Cat
HI Bonnie, The Doctor might want to do a biospy
on it. I agree with Dr. Joshi stop smoking it's
not good for you or the people around you.
Cathy


Cathy
17 April 2005, 10:35 PM
bonniemahei
How do u know for sure the hospital would want to do a biopsy?????
I have not even smoked for long and its not a easy habbit to just quit!! if it was that easy i would do it im sure loads of people would!!
I think u get mouth cancer if you have smoked for years and years i have only done it for 6!
if someone has been through the same situation please advise me on what you actually know!!!!
17 April 2005, 10:37 PM
bonniemahei
Also no one knows anything about me i have tried giving up smoking, also stoped for a week and have cut down to five so no matter what anyone says i have cut down!!!
18 April 2005, 12:18 AM
Cat
Hi Bonnie, Good for you It's hard. But, we are
here if you need some one to talk to. What
part of England do you live in? If you
want to e-mail me it: WandaWlee@aol.com any time
you want. I'll be here for you.
Cathy


Cathy
18 April 2005, 01:00 AM
Dr Vinod K Joshi
Hi Bonnie

THe Oral and Maxillofacial people will confirm that it is a cyst (mucoceoele) or whatever and treat accordingly. Your responsibility is to get seen by them. Well done for trying to stop and cutting down on the ciggies. Not smoking is no guarantee that one can't get mouth cancer, so the number of cigarettes smoked and length of time you have smoked are not the criteria to use. Safest and wisest thing is to get any abnormality checked out if in doubt.

Best wishes
Vinod Coffee


Disclaimer: Please see your own dentist/doctor for a proper diagnosis as my words should not, in any circumstances, be taken as dental/medical advice.

"If you see what is small as it sees itself, and accept what is weak for what strength it has, and use what is dim for the light it gives, then all will go well. This is called Acting Naturally."
Lao-Tsu, Tao Teh King
18 April 2005, 08:08 AM
bonniemahei
Well my doc said you get mouth cancer if you have smoked for years and years and if you drink alot of alcahol.im just going by what he said.
Also that place you mentioned where they diagnose it is like a xray scan biopsy? what?and does it hurt?
Thanks
18 April 2005, 08:15 AM
Dr Vinod K Joshi
25% of mouth cancer cases have no history of smoking or drinking, so Self-awareness is the key to early detection.

See:What is a Biopsy?


Disclaimer: Please see your own dentist/doctor for a proper diagnosis as my words should not, in any circumstances, be taken as dental/medical advice.

"If you see what is small as it sees itself, and accept what is weak for what strength it has, and use what is dim for the light it gives, then all will go well. This is called Acting Naturally."
Lao-Tsu, Tao Teh King