Catching mouth cancer early is key, so make sure you visit a dental professional often
Mouth cancer is one of the more dangerous cancer types due to the difficulty in early detection. Without seeing the symptoms, it’s easy to assume everything is OK with your dental health. As a result, you don’t feel the need to go to the dentist, and the cancer has the chance to grow and spread.
Due to this, the mortality rate of mouth cancer is over 50% and leads to just under 2000 deaths each year in the UK and Ireland — more than breast cancer, cervical cancer and skin melanoma.
Thankfully, the cancer is relatively easy to remove if caught early, which is why regular check ups with our dental clinic are recommended if you are older, have had cancers before, or if you smoke regularly.
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What causes mouth cancer?
Like most cancers, it’s not entirely known what causes mouth cancer. However, there is a known correlation with those who smoke and drink heavily and mouth cancers. To lower your risk of mouth cancer, it’s worth cutting down, especially if you have a family history of cancers.
What happens if mouth cancer is found?
It will depend entirely on the circumstances, but if we spot mouth cancer, we’ll refer you to the relevant medical professional who will be able to examine and put together a course of treatment to remove the mouth cancer. For further information and support services visit www.cancer.ie
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