Mouth Cancer Screening
As part of our routine examinations, we screen your mouth for the signs of mouth cancer. Regular dental checkups allow early detection of abnormalities in the mouth.
Mouth cancer is a malignant growth which can occur in any part of the mouth, including the tongue, lips and throat. Mouth cancers have a higher proportion of deaths per number of cases than breast cancer, cervical cancer or skin melanoma. The mortality rate is just over 50%, despite treatment, with about 1,700 deaths per year in the UK. This is because of late detection. Smoking and higher alcohol intake (especially if you do both) dramatically increases your risk of getting mouth cancer.
Visit the practice at once if you notice any abnormal problems or are not sure.
Mouth Cancer Foundation
The Mouth Cancer Foundation is a registered charity that raises awareness of mouth cancers and provides information and support to patients, carers and health professionals.
Giving Up Smoking
It's not easy... So that's why this web site is here. Giving up smoking requires preparation, determination, and support. This site is here to help you with each of these. If you're thinking about giving up, have a look-in.