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Mouth Cancer Screening

Mouth cancer can affect any part of the mouth including the lips, tongue, cheeks and throat. The mortality rate is above 50%, with the disease causing over 1,800 deaths per year in the UK. Many of these deaths could be prevented if the cancer was caught early enough.

 

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What causes mouth cancer?

Both alcohol and smoking are major precursors to mouth cancer, with by far the greatest incidence in people who smoke and/or drink alcohol.

The importance of mouth cancer screening

Mouth cancer can often be spotted in its early stages during a thorough mouth examination. If mouth cancer is diagnosed early, the chances of a cure are much higher.

A good diet, rich in vitamins A, C and E, helps provide protection against the development of mouth cancer.

Further information

If you have any questions about oral cancer screening, please do get in touch. To arrange a check-up, give us a call on 0161 820 8104.