Mouth cancer is a malignant growth which can occur in any part of the mouth, including the tongue, lips and throat. Mouth cancers have a higher proportion of deaths per number of cases than breast cancer, cervical cancer or skin melanoma. The mortality rate is just over 50%, despite treatment, with about 1,700 deaths per year in the UK. This is because of late detection. Visit your dentist at once if you notice any abnormal problems or are not sure. Regular dental checkups allow early detection of abnormalities in the mouth.
A detailed analysis of your oral health history to determine any risk factors that you might have.
A thorough examination of the outside of your mouth, head and neck by observation and touch.
A thorough internal examination of your mouth, including the inside of your cheeks and under your tongue.
A handheld scanning device may also be used to examine any lumps or lesions that you might have.
Any inconclusive findings will be referred to a specialist consultant.
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Early detection of oral cancer dramatically improves the prognosis.
Sustained good oral health.
Sustained good general health.
The Mouth Cancer Foundation is a registered charity that raises awareness of mouth cancers and provides information and support to patients, carers and health professionals.
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