The most common type of lip cancer begins in the squamous cells, the thin, flat cells that line the lips and mouth. Lip cancer symptoms are very similar to those of other types of oral cancer. It can often be mistaken for a cold that won’t go away, or a persistent toothache. Other symptoms and signs include, A sore in the mouth that does not heal, Persistent mouth pain, A lump or thickening in the cheek, A white or red patch on the gums, tongue, tonsil, or lining of the mouth, A sore throat or feeling that something is caught in the throat that does not go away.
Data on survivals that were obtained from population-based cancer registries and representing different subpopulations in Poland. The overall 5-year relative survival rates calculated for males increased from 23.8% in 1963-1968 to 31.2% in 1978-1981, while no such increase was found among females (43.6 and 43.2%, respectively). The 5-year survivals were divided into three groups: (1) fairly good (40 to 100%); (2) moderate (20 to 39%); and (3) poor (below 20%).