Mouth Cancer Screening

Coronavirus COVID-19 Update

Following Government guidelines, the surgery has now reopened to provide all dental treatments.

If you answer YES to any of the below question prior to arrival for your appointment, please call the practice to rebook your appointment.

1. Do you have any of the following symptoms:

     high temperature or fever?

     new, continuous cough?

     a loss or alteration to taste or smell?

2. Have you or any member of your household/family had a confirmed diagnosis of COVID-19 in the last 10 days

3. Are you or any member of your household/family waiting for a COVID-19/SARS-CoV-2 PCR test result

4. Have you travelled internationally in the last 10 days to a country that is on the government red list

5. Have you or any member of your household/family been advised to isolate by any NHS organisation in the last 10 days?

 

 

 

Mouth cancer is a malignant growth which can occur in any part of the mouth, including the tongue, lips and throat. Mouth cancers have a higher proportion of deaths per number of cases than breast cancer, cervical cancer or skin melanoma. The mortality rate is just over 50%, despite treatment, with about 1,700 deaths per year in the UK. This is because of late detection.

Visit your dentist at once if you notice any abnormal problems or are not sure. Regular dental checkups allow early detection of abnormalities in the mouth. Smoking and a high alcohol intake will increase your risk of developing mouth cancer.

The Mouth Cancer Foundation is a registered charity that raises awareness of mouth cancers and provides information and support to patients, carers and health professionals.

 

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