Rise in mouth cancer cases prompts warning for East Yorkshire residents

Published: Wednesday 18th November 2015 by KCFM

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Residents in East Yorkshire have been warned about the dangers of mouth cancer following an 88 per cent rise in cases since the 1970s.

The warning comes after Cancer Research UK revealed that one in five people in East Yorkshire are unaware of the early signs of the disease.

The revelation prompted dentist Henry Clover to reveal which symptoms to look out for.

He said: “Perhaps an ulcer in the mouth that doesn’t heal up after about three weeks, an unusual change in the form of a red or white patch in the mouth or indeed an unusual bump or lump.”

British Dental Health Foundation chief executive Dr Nigel Carter explained that smoking and excessive drinking were causes, and that an increasing number of younger people were being diagnosed.

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Published: Wednesday 18th November 2015 by KCFM

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