Lip cancer treatment

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Lip cancer occurs when malignant cells multiply on the lips. Often the disease is detected in the early stages and has a good prognosis. Smoking, drinking alcohol, and exposure to ultraviolet light all contribute to the development of the tumor. Surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation are the most common treatment options.

Lip cancer is more common in older people, especially men, fair-skinned persons, and those with reduced immunity (due to HIV infection or organ transplants). In addition, the tumor usually affects the lower lip, as it is more exposed to the sun.

Symptoms of lip cancer include a white or red bump that later turns into a sore. It does not heal, may bleed, and cause pain and numbness in the lips.

To confirm the diagnosis, the oncologist takes a biopsy. It is carried out under anesthesia, and the doctor removes a small portion of the cancerous tissue for examination in the laboratory. Imaging (CT, MRI, ultrasound) shows the size and grade of the tumor.

In the initial stages, when the formation is small, doctors freeze cancer cells using cryotherapy. Then, in most cases, lip cancer is removed surgically.

Radiation therapy may be an alternative, although these procedures often require a combination. Plastic surgery eliminates aesthetic defects if the tumor mass is significant. Doctors use chemotherapy when surgery and radiation therapy are not effective.

Targeted therapy involves direct action on cancer cells without damaging healthy cells. For example, immunotherapy drugs help the immune system kill tumor cells.

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