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Mouth Cancer Screening

Cancer is a disease that affects millions of people every day, and with mouth cancer on the increase, it’s vital that we catch this disease as early as we can.

At Bank Cottage Dental Practice, we provide mouth cancer screening as well as advising you on avoidable risk factors such as smoking.

Mouth cancer occurs when tumours grow in your mouth or towards the back of your throat. Common sites of tumour growth are on the tongue, roof or floor of the mouth, lips or gums. We screen all our patients for signs and symptoms of mouth cancer during routine appointments.

While the exact cause of cancer is not known, things you can do to reduce your risk of mouth cancer include:

  • Stop smoking
  • Reduce your alcohol consumption
  • Eat a balanced diet

It is important to be aware of the signs and symptoms associated with mouth cancer, some of which include:

  • Unexplained lumps on the lip, in the mouth or throat that do not resolve
  • Sore, persistent mouth ulcers that last for several weeks
  • Persistent unexplained lumps in the neck
  • Numbness of the lips or mouth
  • White or red patches on the tongue or inside the mouth

If you are experiencing any unusual symptoms or have noticed any changes, please contact us to arrange a visit as soon as possible. Early detection is a vital first step in the fight against cancer.

To book a routine check-up or to discuss any issues with us, please click here or contact us on 01454 412053.

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