Long standing non healing ulcers, red white patches on the tongue, gums, floor of the mouth or lips are the most common symptoms of mouth cancer. Unusual swellings or lumps in the mouth are often the first warning signs.
Less commons symptoms include pain on chewing or swallowing, a sore throat that won’t go away over a long period of time (over 6 weeks), thickening of the cheek lining and unusual pain, bleeding or numbness in the mouth.
Early Detection Saves Lives… the 5 year survival rate of mouth cancer patients is 50% BUT with early diagnosis, patients have a 90% chance of survival.
so if you or anyone you know of, have any of these symptoms then please call Alison on 01932 582 949 to book you free Oral Health Screening all through February and March 2013.