We are offering free mouth cancer screening in our Sligo clinic this week for Mouth Cancer Awareness day on September 18th 2013! Mouth cancer is an important global healthcare problem. There are more than 300 cases of cancer of the mouth (oral cavity and pharynx) reported in Ireland every year.
These cancers are more common in men than in women. However this is changing. The incidence rate of cancer of the mouth in women has increased significantly at a rate of 3% per year since 1994. It mainly affects older people although younger people are being diagnosed now. In Britain, the incidence of mouth cancer has increased faster than any other cancer in the past 25 years.
According to the National Cancer Registry in Ireland, roughly half of all mouth cancers and even less of cancers of the pharynx are diagnosed at an early stage. This can result in more complex treatment with greater impact on quality of life and overall survival. Whilst it depends on the cancer site we know that more than half of those treated will have good survival outcomes and this continues to improve each year.
Early detection of mouth cancer greatly improves the chances of survival.
To find out more about mouth cancer, the signs and symptoms, the risk factors or other information about cancer please follow the linkwww.cancer.ie.
We have a key role to play in the early detection of mouth cancer and in the prevention of the disease by identifying those patients who are exposed to risk factors.
Free mouth cancer examinations will be offered throughout the country.
The examination is quick and painless. Please take this opportunity by taking 10 minutes to visit Dr Niamh Boyle at DMcC Dentistry to do something that could save your life! Book with us at 071 91 50820 or email firstname.lastname@example.org