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Squamous cell carcinoma on lip

Hi all. I have recently recieved my biospy results in a lesión on my bottom lip. Squamous cell carcinoma... I've had it a year, but after 7 visits to doctors, who just prescribed cream after cream. I went private for a biodoy. I'm now back on the social security with surgery planned for Saturday. I'm told its a quick procedure taking it out. However I've no idea what to expect, anyone has similar?

  1. It sounds like you have really had to advocate for yourself. I am so sorry it has taken so long to get some real relief.


    I haven't had surgery on my lip, but I did have a squamous cell removed from my collarbone this year. It was a much easier procedure than I anticipated and healing moved very quickly. I am hoping your experience is similar.


    I am including a few articles you might find helpful.


    https://skincancer.net/life-with-skin-cancer/squamous-cell-carcinoma-lip



    https://skincancer.net/life-with-skin-cancer/facial-mohs-surgery



    https://skincancer.net/life-with-skin-cancer/mohs-surgery-advice



    I am sending you lots of hugs and positive thoughts! Please keep us updated on your progress! We are here to support you!


    April, SkinCancer.net, Moderator

    1. How are you doing since your surgery? I hope healing has gone quickly and smoothly for you! Sending you nothing but positive thoughts! April, SkinCancer.net, Moderator

      1. Hi. Well I had the surgery, wasn't the best experience! I could literally hear them chopping my lip apart, they took away a 'v' area on my bottom lip and then stitched the two sides back together!!! It's been 6 months and you can hardly see anything, only a bit lumpy which isn't viable, but I can feel it. It took a good few months to get feelings back in it, and my lip still feels a bit alien to me?! But glad it's behind me, next check up in November

        1. ...I am so glad you are past the hardest part of healing and are getting some feeling back. It sounds like you are going to heal nicely with little scarring. That's awesome, and I know it's a weight off your shoulders.


          Keep us posted on your checkup! Sending you lots of good vibes! April, SkinCancer.net, Moderator

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