Lip cancer

Hi all. I went to my go with a spot on my lip which had been there for a long time, my husband talked me into going, as I am not very good with attending doctors. She referred me to a plastic surgeon, he told me it's cancer and he needs to cut a piece of my lip to remove it. He said it will probably take two operations. I have an appointment to get this done on 19th of Dec, they can't do it before then as there is no space. I'm very worried and was wondering if anyone else has had problems like this here. I am on plaquenil and at the moment lupus is flaring. Hope someone can help

Thanks in advance

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  • Hi harold

    Im sorry to hear what you are going through. My father in law went through the same, he had the area on lip removed with no other treatment required. He has to get further check ups and use sunscreen. I hope that it all goes well for you , best wishes xx

  • Thank you for that, I'm quite worried but that is reassuring.

  • I will send good thoughts on the 19 th xx

  • Hi Harold, thanks for sharing this post. My partner has had a spot on his lip for yrs (& no, it's not herpes). I'll be encouraging him to go to the GP to have it tested.

    I've had Eye Cancer (treatment was successful) so I understand the fears that may be involved.

    Dismiss your fears (although valid) & focus on the positive outcomes in the hope it will manifest. Stay away from negative energy & protect yourself as this can be draining & stressful. Don't be afraid to ask your medical professionals questions, write a list & get answers before the procedures. Don't ever feel like your feelings are not relevant. Don't expect everyone to understand or empathise -guess that's when ignorance is bliss for some.

    In times of distress (when I can't talk to friends or family), I phone Samaritans UK or Premier Christian lifeline (who give a positive spiritual outlook & pray for me. The power of someone praying for another is overwhelming, comforting & enlightening). Although both helplines are on limited time, the listeners are empathetic, reflective & compassionate.

    UK helpline telephone numbers, Samaritans1- 020 8368 6789

    Samaritans2- 020 7734 2800

    Premier Christian Lifeline - 0300 111 0101

    Prayers going out to you for a speedy recovery.

    Pls keep us posted.

    God bless you!

  • Thank you for your encouragement, I am trying to stay positive

  • Dear Harold123 My friend's father had a fairly large cancerous spot on his lip. He too had the area removed with no further treatment except sunscreen. I am thinking of you. Pixiewixie

  • Thank you so much, I'm beginning to feel better with these positive stories xxxxx

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