Early detection is the best way to dramatically increase your chances of a full recovery when it comes to cancer and mouth cancer is no exception. There have been studies that have shown that this condition is on the rise, so by receiving a mouth cancer screening Stevenage, you can put your mind at ease and ensure that you are not only cleared or made aware of something of concern, you are given the tools and know-how to identify lesions of concern and know when to contact a dentist for further advice at a later stage.
During an initial consultation with one of our professionals in our practice, you will automatically undergo a mouth cancer screening Stevenage. Should anything concern you during your time with us, then we warmly and urgently invite you to speak with us so that we can perform further checks to ensure you are all clear.
How does a screening take place?
Mouth cancer screening Stevenage is a short procedure that involves palpations of all areas of the mouth, jaw and neck. A thorough examination takes place to check for any lumps and lesions and we talk you through what you need to look out for and know.
We recommend that you undergo this fast and convenient check-up every year and we carry out this treatment every time you see us because it takes such little of your time and alleviates any concern on both your part and our own. If you have any concerns or questions, there is always time during an appointment where you can talk with us and you can, of course, take advantage of this.
What are some signs to look out for?
If you have a lesion, ulcer or pain that just isn’t going away, then you should certainly get this checked out, even if it is not within the time frame of your regular biannual dental appointments. Sores and lumps should get checked out and our experienced professionals know what to look for and how to identify any of these conditions accurately for you. We are always of the belief that it is better to err on the side of caution, given that late detection of the disease is responsible for taking some 2,700 lives in the UK each year.
Rather than instilling fear in our patients, something that we are not interested in doing, we look to educate and activate individuals so that you can be prepared and knowledgeable about your own health and wellbeing.
Cancer is a daunting experience and it is likely we all know someone who has faced the battle, if not ourselves. Only through candid, open conversations and active checks are we able to address issues early and get cancer detected before it gets away on us. This way, with correct treatment, many of us are able to overcome the condition and go on to lead healthy, productive lives once again.
Let’s normalise screening for mouth cancer and be a part of the preventive solution that gives life and hope back to many.