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USE 30 SPF LIP PROTECTION. I HAVE LIP CANCER!

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I have been having small cancers and loads of pre-cancers removed yearly for the last 15 years or so. It's gone to 2 x a year the last few years-but always face, forehead, neck, shoulders etc.

Then, I noticed some very tiny pinholes in my lower lip about 2 months ago. My GP didn't know what it was. I saw a dermatologist and it's lip cancer. Just did 21 days of Flurouracil 0.5 % it ate my lip up plenty [ Flurouracil  only attacks cancer or pre-cancerous skin cells ] but the pinholes remain!

Can't see my derm again until Tuesday and of course, I'm worried now! = Surgery?

See photo of day 18

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I used sunscreen on my face and ears for the last 15 years or so, but because I was using chapstick, with an spf 4 7-8 times a day, I never thought about getting lip cancer!

I imagine the overspray in the face of roof mix don't help much either!

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Chuck,

Are the doctors sure it was sun exposure or is it possible that the chapstick is the culprit. It seems as though each year we see a commercial or news print of different things causing cancer down the road.

Mike

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Chuck,

Are the doctors sure it was sun exposure or is it possible that the chapstick is the culprit. It seems as though each year we see a commercial or news print of different things causing cancer down the road.

Mike

That's interesting!

NO, the doctor sim-ply said it was cancer, not specifically from sun exposure-I assumed that, as I have dozens of pre-cancerous tissue spots removed twice a year.

If it could be caused by Chapstick, I would really like to see the info you speak of! I will go research it now!

Thanks!

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Such a HUGE and graphic pic!  Really tells a story though. Hoping the best for you. Let us know how you come out.

Sorry about that! I just posted a picture, as it came from my camera? Thanks!

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Chuck, I haven't seen or heard of Chapstick causing cancer however, I heard something a few years ago where some type of sunscreen was under review as it may have contributed to skin cancer. Can't remember which brand but it was on the news. 

I too use Chapstick but not on a regular basis and was just asking about it.

Mike

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