At Portland Street Dental & Implant Practice, we routinely examine your mouth for any signs of mouth cancer. 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.
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.
It's not easy... so that's why this web site is here. Giving up smoking requires preparation, determination, and support. Please feel free to speak to your dentist or hygienist if you need any further information or support.