Interactive Case Study Companion

Ulcerating squamous cell carcinoma

16 - Lip, squamous carcinoma - Clinical presentation  
The image shows an irregular ulcer with hemorrhagic raised margins on the lower lip. Actinic radiation (sunlight) and pipe smoking are predisposing factors to cancer of the lower lip. The prognosis for lip cancer is good, and the 5-year recurrence-free rate is about 90%.  
What is the relationship between location and prognosis for cancers of the oral cavity?


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