About a month ago I noticed this area in my husbands lip which was white with a red area like a vein or broken blood vessel. It since has bit went away or changed at all. I made him an appt with his dentist which examined it with the velescope. He said it didn't show up any darker area at all and said it looked like a scar from an old trauma. My husband will not go see an oral surgeon for a biopsy so my question is that even necessary ? It it remains unchanged without getting worse or ulcerated is it safe to say its nothing serious like cancer? Should I be worried about it which I am?
I can't see that pictures you've attached. Oral Cancer is linked to smoking and excessive alcohol use. If your husband has a history of either, then routine oral cancer screenings are important.
The velescope is a decent advancement in oral cancer detection, but having an evaluation by an oral surgeon is warrant on any non-healing lesion that lasts more than 2 weeks.
Perhaps, start with just a consultation with an oral surgeon. He/She may be able to tell you whether a biopsy is even necessary. They may be able to do a brush biopsy which is less invasive.
Hope this helps,
KG Amin, DMD