November 28, 2021

How Lip Cancer is Surgically Removed


Lip cancer is fairly common given its location on the face and typical lack of SPF protection compared to facial skin for which suntan lotion is more commonly applied. There are MANY different ways lip cancer can be removed depending on 4 specific factors:


• Size

• Location

• Cancer Depth

• Involvement of the Lip Corner or Not


The animation above shows the most common way to surgical address lip cancer when it is small and does not involve the lip corner.


The animations below show other ways lip cancer can be removed. The 





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