Educate people on the early diagnosis of cancer

dentist-direct-dubai-observes-oral-head-and-neck-cancer-awareness-monthDubai, UAE (April 7, 2016) – As the world observes Oral, Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Month, Dentist Direct Dubai, a UK-based expert in dentistry offering a holistic approach to oral health, reminds everyone to undergo regular screening for early detection of cancer.

Worldwide, over 550,000 new cases of Oral, Head and Neck cancer are diagnosed each year. Treatment of head and neck cancers requires the assistance of many different professionals, such as surgeons, radiation oncologists, medical oncologists, dentists, nutritionists, and speech therapists.

Dr Neil Mitchell, Principal Dentist, Dentist Direct Dubai said: “For more than a decade there has been an increase in the rate of occurrence of oral and oropharyngeal cancers. Awareness is very important because cancer is preventable and easier to cure if it is detected early, and, having worked with oral cancer patients, I know prompt detection means everything with head and neck cancers.  At Dentist Direct Dubai, we provide information about the risk factors which lead to oral cancer, signs and symptoms, and treatments, and we remind our patients that regular oral cancer examinations remain the best method to detect oral cancer in its early stages.”

Factors that can increase the risk of mouth cancer include cigarette smoking, heavy alcohol use, or the use of both tobacco and alcohol together. There is also a significant role played by HPV virus.  Cancers can occur in the mouth itself, in the very back of the mouth known as the oropharynx, and on the exterior lip of the mouth. Common names include mouth cancer, tongue cancer, tonsil cancer, and throat cancer.

Dentist Direct Dubai includes a basic oral cancer screening as part of every routine recall appointment. Every clinician is trained to look for the early warning signs and monitoring risk factors. We offer additionally smoking cessation advice and help for anyone concerned about oral, head and neck cancer and the risks.

To book your appointment or enquire about Dentist Direct Dubai’s services, please call +971 4 455 9398 or +971 56 192 3093 or visit the website at

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