Oral Cancer – The Statistics

Oral Cancer is often overlooked as rare yet it kills one person every three hours (mouthcancerfoundation.org.uk) and this year in the UK, around 8,300 people will be given the life-changing news that they have mouth cancer. These numbers continue to rise while the disease claims more lives than cervical and testicular cancer combined. Yet most people have never heard of oral cancer or got themselves checked.

Get it checked, routine screening saves lives

At every routine examination we perform oral cancer checks on all of our patients as part of a thorough examination, but if you are like 50% of the UK population you probably don’t visit the dentist regularly and may be missing out on this essential check.

Mouth cancer can strike in a number of places, including the lips, tongue, gums and cheek. Given that early detection is so crucial for survival, it’s essential that you get checked out. If you can’t make it on the 13th November for a free check, then why not download our self-examination guide.

Remember, Remeber the 13th November

On Wednesday 13th November we are running a free* mouth cancer screening clinic. If you are concerned about an ulcer, a lump or a patch in your mouth or have not seen a dentist in over 12 months for a routine examination then please book** in today, it could just save your life. It's non-invasive and will not hurt at all. Spaces are limited so book now using the reference OC1319 - Please note that this is an

archived page from 2019 and is here for reference only

 *We are asking for a £10 donation to Mouth Cancer awareness to further their work, this is totally optional and there is no obligation to make a donation if you are not financially able to. If you would like to donate more that’s great. **Online booking required.

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