Cancer is probably the most frightening word in the dictionary and even more frightening if you are diagnosed with it.
Oral cancer is on the increase in London W1- be it because of diet or bad oral hygiene, it prevails. So fighting it should start with the basics of looking after what you put into your mouth on a daily basis; food, cigarettes, alcohol are the common protagonists behind oral cancer so everything should be done in moderation.
Keeping an eye out on diet and oral hygiene should help in the fight, but if you start to find things unusual going on in your mouth like repetitive ulcers, cold-sores, sore throats and ear-aches, then you should express your concerns to your dentist and get some tests run in order to catch the problem early on: the earlier the diagnosis, the better the chances of beating the disease.
Should you be in this precarious situation, you have to be strong enough to fight it. With the aid of your dentist, you can get all the support you need to get you through the treatment process, be it radio, chemo or physical surgery to remove the cancer and once done, then you have to embark on a completely new way of living in order that the problem doesn’t resurface.
There are many support groups in place to back you up and help you through this traumatic period, but if you do find yourself in this dilemma, you should take heart from the fact that more and more people are coming through oral cancer with a smile on their faces!