Mouth cancer is a very curable disease, yet more than 2,500 people every year die as a result of oral cancer not being caught early enough. To ensure that you don’t become part of that statistic, we use the VELscope oral cancer screening system, which is a quick, pain-free and non-invasive method of detecting abnormalities in the soft tissue of the mouth, which may lead to oral cancer.
If you smoke; chew tobacco; use Betel Quid or Paan Masala; or regularly drink more than three-four units of alcohol per day for men, or two-three units per day for women; you will have a higher risk of developing mouth cancer.
An increasing number of young people are also being affected, with 25% of these cases having no significant associated risk factors. The good news however is that if you do get mouth cancer, an early diagnosis means you have an excellent chance of recovery.