The exact cause of malignant neoplasms of the lip is unknown. It is believed to be associated with genetic and environmental factors such as exposure to ultraviolet radiation, tobacco use, and certain genetic syndromes.
Malignant neoplasms of the lip are typically diagnosed through a physical examination, imaging tests such as CT scans, and biopsies of suspicious tissue.
Other conditions that can be confused with malignant neoplasms of the lip include basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, and melanoma.
Treatment for malignant neoplasms of the lip typically involves surgical excision, radiation therapy, and/or chemotherapy.
The prognosis for malignant neoplasms of the lip depends on the size and stage of the tumor and the patient’s overall health. Early diagnosis and prompt treatment can improve the prognosis.