Dental check-ups ‘can highlight cancer signs’
Head to dentist’s for canacer screening.
The Mal Hutton CHANCE (Campaign For Head and Neck Cancer Education) Fund is urging people to visit their dentist regularly, as dental professionals will routinely check for this disease and it can be a good way to spot the early signs of cancer development, Wigan Today reported.
Lynne Hutton has been working with Ashton, Leigh and Wigan Primary Care Trusts to promote awareness and commented: “The message of the campaign is very simple – we just want to encourage people to go to their dentists for regular check-ups.”
Elsewhere, the Westmoreland Gazette recently reported a new scheme has been launched in Kendal, Appleby, Wigton and Brampton and is set to be rolled out across Cumbria to help improve oral health in the region.
The initiative will focus on promoting preventative emergency dentistry treatments for patients.