Mouth Cancer Awareness Day Thursday 1st October
The team here at St Andrews Dental Care Hull take great pride in the dental work we undertake helping people smile with confidence. Tragically Mouth Cancer claims the lives of many and in so many cases earlier detection could have made a real difference. We work hard raising awareness of mouth cancer with our patients. Unfortunately it is predicted that around 60,000 people in the UK will be diagnosed with mouth cancer over the next decade which is why we campaign hard to raise awareness for the people of our region.
What is Mouth Cancer?
This is the general term given to the variety of malignant head and neck tumours that develop in the mouth. We promote awareness of all head and neck cancers including: throat (pharynx), voice box (larynx), salivary glands, nose, nasal sinuses and skin.
The Mouth Cancer Foundation is a fantastic organisation that pushes hard the importance of having your mouth checked regularly for signs of cancer. We always carry out a mouth check with our patients – it is just part of what we do day to day as it is that important to us. To mark the charity’s 10th anniversary they are launching a simple head and neck cancer check which can be carried out by anyone at home, and at any time – it takes less time than brushing your teeth so we suggest that you should carry out the check monthly yourself too.
Carrying out a thorough head and neck cancer examination at home can save lives. Be familiar with the signs and symptoms to look out for and learn to act sooner. Early detection is key in the fight against mouth cancers.
Bite Back at Mouth Cancer shows members of the public what to look for and how to seek help if they find something out of the ordinary. This will allow head and neck cancers to be caught earlier.
St Andrews Dental Care – Free Mouth Cancer Examination
As a local Hull Dentist we are delighted to offer EVERYONE we can a free mouth cancer examination – As such an important thing to us we will literally check as many people as possible on our mouth cancer screening day so please come along – you have nothing to worry about – the check is painless – but VERY IMPORTANT! – this is our way of supporting this fantastic foundation and a way to help local people by giving them free advice and guidance for a happier and healthier smile.
How do I take part?
To take part, simply pop along to our surgery 1st October and a member of our friendly team will help you. Please note that spaces may be limited, but we will do our best to help you.
If you are worried about mouth cancer or any aspect of your dental health, then do give us a call or check out the information in our website.
Click below to download the Mouth Cancer Charity leaflet.