Oral Cancer Screening Services From The Tooth Spa
Here at The Tooth Spa, we offer oral cancer screening services to clients throughout Leeds and the surrounding areas. We have a real passion for what we do and we feel that this shows in every single one of the oral cancer screening services that we provide in the Leeds area. We understand that dentists and their teams have a vital role to play in ensuring oral cancer is detected early, and patients are informed about the risk factors. If you’d like to receive an oral cancer screening service from the experienced dentists here at The Tooth Spa, be sure to give our clinic a call today. We’d love to hear from you and assist you in any way we possibly can.
What Is Oral Cancer?
Most people have heard of cancer affecting parts of the body, such as the lungs and breasts. However, cancer can also appear in the mouth and affect the tongue, lips, cheeks and throat. Tumours can also develop in the glands that produce saliva, the tonsils at the back of the mouth and the part of the throat connecting tour mouth to your windpipe (however, these are much less common). We offer oral cancer screening services throughout Leeds in order to help detect and prevent mouth cancer from growing and spreading.
Who Can Be Affected By Oral Cancer?
Absolutely anyone can be affected by oral cancer, whether they have their own teeth or not. Mouth cancers are a lot more common in people over 40 years of age, and men in particular. However, research has shown that oral cancer is becoming more common in younger patients and in women. There are more than 640,000 cases of oral cancer diagnosed worldwide every year, and oral cancer is the 11th most common cancer. In some countries, such as India, there is an increased risk of oral cancer due to tobacco chewing and other activities.
In the UK there are, on average, almost 7,000 new new cases of oral cancer diagnosed every year. The number of new cases of oral cancer is on the rise and has increased by over half in the last 10 years alone. This is why it’s very important to receive an oral cancer screening, at least once a year. Our experienced team of dentists at The Tooth Spa in Leeds are fully equipped to carry out oral cancer screening services for anyone throughout Leeds and the surrounding areas, and we strive to achieve perfection with every single one of the oral cancer screening services that we offer.
What Can Cause Oral Cancer?
There are a wide array of things that can contribute to and cause oral cancer, which is why we’ve decided to outline a few of the main ones below. Some of the main things that can cause oral cancer include:
- Tobacco – Either chewing tobacco or smoking
- Over-exposure to sunlight can increase the risk of cancer to the lips
- Recent reports have linked oral cancer to the human papillomavirus (HPV)
If you undertake or have any of the main causes of oral cancer mentioned above, feel free to call us for oral cancer screening today.
Call The Tooth Spa For Oral Cancer Screening In Leeds
If you’re based in Leeds or the surrounding areas and you require additional information on the oral cancer screening services that we offer to clients in and around Leeds, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with our experienced team today. We’re always here to take your call, deal with any enquiries and answer any questions that you may have regarding our professional oral cancer screening services.