A Luton dentist is among many professionals offering big support for Mouth Cancer Action Month. Dentists across the country are providing dental check-ups and information on mouth cancer awareness to help patients identify the signs. Mouth cancer can present itself in the form of tumours that develop in the lip, gums, or salivary glands, as well as on the tongue, or the floor of the mouth.
Mouth cancer has increased at an alarming rate and dentists all around the country are urging patients to be vigilant. Luckily, growing public awareness of mouth cancer is helping people to spot the signs sooner and know what to look for. However, there is still work to be done. Early detection can often mean better survival rates. This sentiment was echoed by the MyDentist clinical director, Nyree Whitley. “It’s not all bad news, by making sure patients have regular check-ups we can diagnose more mouth cancers at an early stage. Early treatment drastically increases the chances of beating the disease, as this prevents the cancer from developing.”