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Mouth Cancer Screening

The latest figures show that instances of oral cancer are on the rise. Studies show that early detection and intervention gives patients the best chances of recovery.

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We recommend having an oral cancer scan annually and if you notice any unusual issues like long-term ulcers, sores or lumps. No matter how small those issues may seem, it’s essential to get them checked as early as possible.

Statistically, late detection of mouth cancers results in a higher proportion of deaths per number of cases than skin cancer, cervical cancer, breast cancer and other common cancers.

Mouth Cancer Screening Hartlepool

We’re pleased to offer mouth cancer screening – a fast and comfortable test that uses the latest handheld scanning technology to detect lumps, lesions and other abnormalities.

If your mouth cancer screening shows any risk factors, we can offer treatment or refer you to a specialist quickly to improve your recovery chances.

As well as being a significant contributor to other oral health issues, smoking is one of the most common causes of mouth cancer. If you are a smoker, why not take steps to improve oral and general health by looking at our smoking cessation services.

You will also find a wealth of detailed information about oral cancers at the Mouth Cancer Foundation’s website.

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For more information on mouth cancer screening, call us on 01429 221 353 or contact us.

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Mouth Cancer Screening FAQs

How much do mouth cancer screenings cost?

Prices can vary depending on different aspects of your case. You should contact our team today to find out what the best treatments options are for you.

Who can get a mouth cancer screening?

Pretty much anyone who thinks they need a screening can have it done or be referred. You should contact our practice to arrange a consultation with us and find out how eligible you are.

Do mouth cancer screenings hurt?

No, the screening usually takes less than 5 minutes.

How can I get an oral cancer screening?

Contact our clinic or your doctor if you think you’ve spotted signs of oral cancer. Our friendly team can walk you through the process, guide you through what will happen, and make you feel as comfortable as possible as we understand these things can be reasonably stressful.

Can you cure oral cancer completely?

As long as cancer hasn’t spread elsewhere, mouth cancer can often be removed with straightforward surgery.

Can dentists diagnose cancer?

Here at Bentley Mathieson Dental Clinic, we can identify suspicious-looking areas or growths that we might suggest getting looked into.

Where do you find oral cancer?

The places where we might commonly find initial signs of suspicious growths are around the tongue, tonsils, oropharynx, gums and the floor of the mouth.

What happens at an oral cancer screening?

Usually, we’ll examine your mouth to check for any red or white patches or mouth sores. Then, with gloved hands, we’ll usually check physically inside your mouth for any lumps that shouldn’t be there or any other abnormalities. We may also check your neck and throat for lumps or abnormalities.

How likely am I to get oral cancer?

Statistically, the chances in men are around 1 in 60 and women are 1 in 140. Other factors can make it more likely for you to develop oral cancer. The leading cause being tobacco consumption such as cigarettes, cigars, pipes and chewing tobacco. People over the age of 50 are also more likely to develop oral cancer.