Anybody who has been through and beaten oral cancer in London’s W1, and there are a lot as people are becoming more aware of the problem, they will tell you it’s all about the fight you have in you to take the disease on. They will also tell you of the pitfalls and pre-emptive strikes to avoid the problem in the first place. Successes in the treatments are getting better, but that is sadly countered by the fact the problem of oral cancer is on the increase. Life style has always been considered to be one of the main contributors to the disease- we live at a fast pace these days, causing stresses in the body and mouth; we eat poorly, do things quickly to excess and take our eye off personal oral hygiene. Worse still, missing check-ups at the dentist can be fatal- you need to get your mouth checked out regularly. If you feel make yourself aware of the dangers, and then have anything wrong with your mouth, go get your mouth and body an MOT at the dentists; a simple set of blood tests, backed up by a biopsy and x-ray will soon tell you if you have anything going awry with your mouth. Even if you have, then counseling, strength and determination can get you through the next stage of your treatments and come out the other side with a clear bill of health.