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oral cancer

Mouth cancer in Nottingham

Mouth Cancer is diagnosed in just over 5000 people each year!

Mouth Cancer KILLS 50% of those diagnosed.

Early detection can improve survival by 90%

Unfortunately mouth cancer is on the increase. It has increased by 25% in the last 10 years.and is one of the top 10 most commonly diagnosed cancers. Mouth cancer is also an illness that few are aware of.

Prevention is something we strive for and the two main risk factors are alcohol and tobacco, which are responsible for 75% of mouth cancers.

Oral cancer screening Nottingham look no further than Grangewood Dental Practice each time you visit for a six month check up. However, we feel our patients should also be aware of the warning signs through self diagnosis. early detection saves lives.

There are a number of types of oral cancer:

  • cancer of the lip
  • cancer of the tongue
  • cancer of the mouth
  • cancer of the oropharynx - back of the mouth
  • cancer of piriform sinus - back of the throat near the larynx
  • cancer of the hypopharynx - behind the mouth and nasal cavities

Self Examination and awareness of Oral cancer improves the chances of survival. Here are some tips on examination. If you are concerend in any way call Grangewood Dental Practice to make an appointment with Dr Amarjit Gill.

  • An ulcer which does not heal within three weeks.
  • Red or white unusal patches in the mouth, tongue or gums.
  • An unusual lump anywhere in the mouth.
  • Difficulty in chewing or moving the jaw or tongue.
  • Difficulty in swallowing.
  • Numbness in an area of the mouth or the tongue.
  • A chronic sore throat or hoarseness which continues for more than six weeks.
  • Swelling of the jaw that causes dentures to fit poorly or become uncomfortable.
  • Neck swelling present for more than three weeks or a feeling that something is caught in the throat.
  • Persistent, unusual ear ache.
  • Unexplained tooth mobility persisting for more than three weeks - see a dentist urgently.
  • Unexplained and Persistent nasal obstruction causing difficulty breathing through nose.

For futher information please visit the Mouth Cancer Foundation website

If you are concerned about something suspicious in your mouth or want further information on mouth cancer or if you have tooth ache contact Grangewood Dental Practice. To make an appointment with Dr. Amarjit Gill call us on 0115 9281201 or email