New research has shown that growing rates of mouth cancer means that one in seven of us know someone affected by the disease.
Cases of mouth cancer are approaching 7,000, with deaths exceeding 2,000 for the first time, meaning the disease has grown by a third in the last decade.
The results have been published by the British Dental Health Foundation to coincide with Mouth Cancer Action Month this November.
Early detection is so important with mouth cancer (it can give you up to 90% chance of survival) so it’s vital you know the signs to look for:
– An ulcer which doesn’t heal in three weeks.
– An unusual lump or swelling.
– Red or white patches in your mouth.