Free Oral Cancer Screening

Oral cancer is increasing in Ireland. Every year over 300 people are diagnosed with it and over 100 die. That’s 2 people a week. On Wednesday 21st September over 700 dental surgeries (including the Old Quarter Dental Surgery in Limerick) will provide free oral cancer screening to the public. The screening takes a couple of minutes and doesn’t hurt. Early detection of oral cancer is vital for a successful outcome as most oral cancers are detected at an advanced stage. Early detection greatly improves treatment and survival rates

Oral cancer is increasing in Ireland. Every year over 300 people are diagnosed with it and over 100 die. That’s 2 people a week. On Wednesday 21st September over 700 dental surgeries (including the Old Quarter Dental Surgery in Limerick) will provide free oral cancer screening to the public. The screening takes a couple of minutes and doesn’t hurt. Early detection of oral cancer is vital for a successful outcome as most oral cancers are detected at an advanced stage. Early detection greatly improves treatment and survival rates

The most at risk include: Smokers, Heavy alcohol consumers, Use of alcohol and tobacco together, Those exposed to human papilloma virus (HPV0)

A free quick screening can help rule out oral cancer and put your mind at ease. alternatively phone the surgery on 061 419682 and ask to speak to a dentist who will be happy to answer any of your concerns.