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Scheduled for a Vermilionectomy for premalignant lip tissueHead & Neck Cancer | Last Active: Jan 25 7:39pm | Replies (11)
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Hi, I’m new to the group & need some support. I’ve just finished Fluorobalm 1% treatment for 2 weeks on my lower lip for Actinic Cheilitis. My dermatologist said she would do a biopsy if my lower lip is not smooth when I return on March 8, 2023. I have a feeling that it will not be smooth. I also had a 2nd opinion & both dermatologists do not see or feel Squamous Cell & agree with the approach.
How long does it take for a biopsy to heal? I see that in severe cases a vermillionectomy is required which can take up to 4 months to heal. I’m scared of the thought of having my entire lower lip shaved & reconstructed.
Thanks for any positive experiences with cancer of the lower lip.