It is extremely important that you attend regular dental appointments to allow your dentist to provide mouth cancer screening. We will examine the soft tissues of your mouth such as the lips, tongue, inside the cheeks and throat, looking for anything unusual.
We will also take a look at your medical history and provide an assessment of your individual mouth cancer risk. Advice will be offered whenever risks are high.
The early stages of mouth cancer can often be quite painless, so we put together a guide to some of the early indicators
More advanced indicators could be
When found early, the mouth cancer five-year survival rate is much better, at more than 80%. On the other hand when found late unfortunately the mouth cancer five-year survival rate is much lower at around 30%.
The main risk factors for mouth cancer include: