Be Mouth Aware – Things To Know About Mouth Cancer

Mouth Cancer Action Month Takes Place during November 2017

Here are some things that you know about mouth cancer:      

  • Mouth Cancer claims more lives than testicular and cervical cancer combined.
  • Mouth cancer takes more lives than road traffic accidents on Britain’s roads.
  • Mouth cancer is diagnosed in more than twice as many men than women but there are more cases in women than ever before.
  • Mouth Cancer is one of very few cancers in which the incidence is actually predicted to increase in the future.
  • Smoking is the leading cause of mouth cancer.
  • Excessive use of alcohol is linked to more than a third of mouth cancer cases in men and fifth in women.
  • Heavy drinkers and smokers are up to 35 times more at risk.
  • Mouth cancer can often be spotted in its early stages by your dentist during a thorough mouth examination.
  • Mouth cancer can affect anyone.
  • Signs and symptoms of mouth cancer include: ulcers which do not heal within three weeks, red or white patches and any unusual lumps or swellings.
  • If in doubt get checked out by your dentist or doctor as soon as possible.

It is becoming increasingly common for people to be diagnosed with mouth cancer who do not fit within the normal risk factors and for most people, they do not suffer from any pain or symptoms.

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At Brightside Dental, we carry out mouth cancer screening routinely for all adult new patient and reassessment visits. If you need any advice or would like to arrange an appointment, call us on 020 88884401.