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Book your free mouth cancer examination at our Evesham dental practice

by Evesham Dental, on 28th November 2017 | Comments Off on Book your free mouth cancer examination at our Evesham dental practice

To support November’s Mouth Cancer Action Month, Evesham Dental Health Team is offering free mouth cancer examinations to anybody in Worcestershire, Gloucestershire or Warwickshire who would like one.

Our Broadway Road dental practice offers free mouth cancer screening all year round and our Evesham dentists feel passionately about this. We see it as a way of giving back to our local community. We also want to make local people aware of mouth cancer and the importance of regular examinations in protecting against this life-threatening disease.

Evesham Dental Health Team principal dentist, Richard Colebourne, said: “Mouth cancer does not have the public awareness other forms of cancer have, yet shockingly it claims more lives every year than testicular and cervical cancer combined. We need to change this.

“Through our initiative we want to spread awareness of mouth cancer, its causes, the signs and symptoms and the role your dentist can play in helping to catch the disease early enough to beat it.”

Simply contact us to receive your free examination, which will last approximately 10 minutes and checks the whole mouth including the cheeks, lips, tongue and gums.

Organised by the Oral Health Foundation, Mouth Cancer Action Month is aiming to reduce the amount of lives lost to mouth cancer by ensuring we are all aware of the symptoms and causes of the disease.

Chief Executive of the Oral Health Foundation, Dr Nigel Carter OBE added: “Mouth Cancer Action Month relies on the support of the dental industry and with their support we will save lives.

“Mouth cancer is one of the UK’s fastest increasing cancers, with cases up by almost 40 per cent in the last decade alone. Public awareness remains vital to combating the disease and through us all being ‘Mouthaware’ and spotting mouth cancer early enough, we are giving everyone the best possible chance to be successfully treated and have a good quality of life.”

We would advise everybody to take up the screening opportunity. Survival rates for those with mouth cancer have not improved in the last 20 years and examination initiatives like this can make a real difference.

Look out for mouth ulcers that do not heal within three weeks, red and white patches in the mouth, and unusual lumps or swellings. If you notice any of these, please contact us as soon as possible.

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