November 1-30 is Mouth Cancer Awareness Month, and Fleet Street Clinic has collaborated with the charity campaign MouthCancer.org to help raise awareness of the disease.
For more information about Mouth Cancer, you can read the Q & A’s below.
Mouth cancer relates to cancer found in the lips, tongue, cheek and throat.
Who is at risk?
Incidences of mouth cancer are on the increase in the UK – in the last year 6,767 patients have been diagnosed with the disease – rising by more than a third. Prognosis is good if the disease is caught early.
Many cases of mouth cancer are linked to tobacco and alcohol. If tobacco and alcohol are consumed together the risk is even greater. Over-exposure to sunlight can also increase the risk of cancer of the lips.
Mouth cancer can often be spotted in its early stages by your dentist during a thorough mouth examination. If mouth cancer is recognised early, then the chances of a cure are good.
With thanks to mouthcancerawareness.org
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