Oral Cancer Screening

Every five hours someone dies from mouth cancer in the UK.

The number of mouth cancer cases has increased by 30% in the last 10 years and carries a mortality rate of 50%, yet despite these alarming statistics, only 1 in 4 people have ever heard of the disease.

People need to be more aware of mouth cancer and the associated symptoms, such as ulcers that don’t heal and red or white patches in the mouth. Sounds simple, but this information could save a person’s life.

All of our patients receive routine Velscope Oral Cancer Screening as part of their Denplan Excel Care Scheme. We were one of the first practices in the area to start using this exciting, state of the art piece of equipment.