The test for oral cancer is very simple and only takes a few minutes, but it could potentially save your life. There is nothing to worry about and you will not experience any discomfort during the screening check, as your London dentist will just examine your mouth and look out for warning signs and symptoms.
Oral cancer is becoming increasingly common and despite the fact that the number of cases has doubled over the last decade alone, many people are still unaware of the symptoms and as a result, the majority of cases are diagnosed at an advanced stage, when the cancer is more difficult to treat. Screening tests will help to identify cases early on, which increases the chance of survival dramatically.
Your dentist is in an ideal position to spot oral cancer at an early stage and they can identify symptoms during a routine examination, as well as during screening tests. Attending regular check-ups will help to prevent oral health diseases and promote good oral health, as well as ensuring that you get the treatment you need as quickly as possible in the event that you develop symptoms of oral cancer.
If you have any questions about oral cancer, the causes or symptoms, please do not hesitate to ask. You can also access a wealth of information on the Mouth Cancer Foundation website.
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