As a rule, it is located on the lower lip, more often in men. The predecessor is often a non-healing crack, which later becomes an ulcer, bleeding easily. At the same time, infiltration occurs, which has a tendency to spread, because of which the lip increases in size. Its mobility is limited. The tumor eventually metastasizes to the mandible bone. Its cells are transferred by the lymph to the submental and submandibular lymph nodes. They increase, become inactive. The progression of the process leads to the emergence of new malignant foci in the lymph nodes of various parts of the patient's body.
Early recognition and treatment lead to the most favorable results.
It is necessary at the first signs (non-healing lip crack or tumor formation in its thickness) immediately contact a dental surgeon or oncologist.