Signs and symptoms
posted by LisaO
11 May 2022

Lip growth

Last reply: 6 months ago

I was with a cosmetic doctor yesterday getting some treatments done and in passing mentioned a lump(white flat) that I had on my lip. Have had it years (5+)but recently it's been crusting and getting bigger. He said he thought it was pre cancerous or early cancer. He decided to cryo it on the spot and told me to go back to him in two weeks. I'm now so so worried. He's not a specialised dermatologist and I'm concerned that maybe a biopsy should of been done. I can't stop googling and really cannot cope right now.

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commented by Cancer Nurse
12 May 2022

6 months ago

Hello Lisa,

Thank you for posting to our Online CommunityIt is understandable that you would be concerned about skin changes, particularly when the possibility of cancer has been mentioned to you.  Thankfully, most changes are not cancer but it is important to have them checked out.

We would recommend visiting your GP so they can examine you.  From there, they may be able to make a diagnosis themselves or may send you for a consultation with a specialist to investigate the lesion further.  I have attached general information about skin cancer here.

Lisa if  it would help to talk, don’t hesitate to call our nurses on the Support Line, 1 800 200 700, Monday to Friday, 9-5.

Kind Regards,

Cancer Nurse

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