There are now approximately 7000 new cases of mouth cancer diagnosed in the United Kingdom annually. This is clearly on the rise. 2000 deaths are recorded every year due to mouth cancer. Early diagnosis is key to better outcomes. Mouth cancer can spread to lymph glands in the neck. Your dentist is in a good position to assess your mouth for regular screening on routine visits. If there is any concern, an urgent referral to the oral & maxillofacial surgeon must be made. This should be done to via the '2 week wait' referral forms to the local NHS head and neck service.
Mr Aakshay Gulati has a specialist interest in treating head and neck cancer and microvsascular facial reconstruction. He performs this type of complex surgery mainly at the renowned Queen Victoria Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, East Grinstead and is a core member of the West Kent head and neck cancer multidisciplinary team.
To find out more please visit http://www.mouthcancer.org/