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Early Diagnosis of Head and Neck Cancer and the importance of regular dental check-ups


Early diagnosis


Did you know that three Australians are diagnosed with mouth (oral) cancer every day? 

The earlier mouth cancer is diagnosed, the better the chances of recovery. 

That’s why it’s important to be aware of changes in your mouth and to have your mouth checked regularly by your dentist.

To learn more about the signs and symptoms of oral cancer visit:
https://www.beyondfive.org.au/Types/Oral-cancer/What-is-oral-cancer


The importance of regular dental check-ups


Cancer treatments such as chemotherapy and radiation therapy often cause side effects. For people living with head and neck cancers, these treatments may cause changes to your mouth, throat and teeth.

During and following treatment your mouth needs extra care and attention. Keeping your mouth clean helps reduce the risk of mouth sores, infections and dryness. Good mouth care also helps keep your mouth healthy and comfortable.

A dentist is an important member of the cancer care team before, during and after head and neck cancer treatment. By having regular dental check-ups, side effects can often be prevented or reduced.

To learn more about caring for your teeth and mouth before, during and after head and neck cancer treatment speak to your dentist or visit:
https://www.beyondfive.org.au/Life-after-cancer/Teeth-and-mouth-care



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