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Risk of CANCER in MUCOUS CYST in mouth for years.

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Hello, I am Swagatam Ghosh, from Kolkata. I am 43 years old patientold and I have had a lump on my lower lip, for about 10-11 years old patientnow. I have visited an oral surgeon, who said it was only a mucous cyst and shouldn't be any problem. It is generally painless, except when I suddenly bite on it. It has pretty much remained constant for 10 years old patientnow, hasn't gone away. So, is it a mucous cyst or is it anything dangerous? I haven't had any problem with it, or any throat cancer symptoms in the last 10 years. But, should I get it removed? Is it really a mucocele or might it be something really harmful? Please help .

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As per your description, it looks like Mucous retention cyst.
It is not cancer.
It can be removed by simple procedure under local anaesthesia.It is done as a Day case The excised swelling can be sent for histopathological examination.
Please consult your Surgeon and get it removed surgically.
Nothing to worry.
Wish you good health and speedy recovery.

Patient replied :

Thank you so much sir. Actually I was getting worried because it had remained the same for 10-11 years old patientnow. You helped ease my nerves sir.

Thank you for your appreciation.
It can be removed surgically and there is absolutely nothing to worry about.
Let me know if you have other queries,

Dr. Hari Charan Perigela
Category: Pediatric Surgeon
Fellowship: DNB, General Surgery, National Board of Examinations, New Delhi, 2001
Residency: MS, General Surgery, Sri Venkateswara Medical College,Tirupathi, 2000
Medical School: MBBS, Kurnool Medical college, 1995
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