This year in the UK, around 8,700 people will be given the news that they have mouth cancer. That’s more than ovarian cancer and testicular cancer combined. Over the last 20 years, oral cancer diagnoses have increased by 97% in England (ONS). But as dental professionals, we can work together to raise awareness of this terrible disease, and help combat mouth cancer in the UK.
At Portman Smile Clinic, we are committed to supporting the health of our patients and have seen firsthand the impact that this disease can have. The good news is, early diagnosis can lead to increased survival rates and a few lifestyle changes that may help reduce the risk. Working together with our patients, we can raise awareness and help fight mouth cancer.
In this video we take a look at how to check for the signs and symptoms of mouth cancer at home. If you have cause for concern your clinician may ask you to send a photograph. Please be reassured that the normal pathways for referral are still open, if required.
Spot the signs and symptoms of Mouth Cancer early. Download our Mouth Cancer Action infographic to learn more about what to look out for, and the lifestyle changes you can make to help reduce the risk of mouth cancer.