Mansfield dentists to give free mouth cancer checks

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A dental practice in Mansfield is to give free checks to people for early signs of mouth cancer.

The oral scans will be available to the public at Jordan Dental Practice on Ratcliffe Gate next month.

Dentist at the practice, Simon Khabra, said: “We are planning a full day of head and neck examinations to the community of Mansfield in an attempt to identify early lesions and refer to secondary care if appropriate.

Mouth cancer, also known as oral cancer, is where a tumour develops on the surface of the tongue, mouth, lips or gums.

Heavy smoking and drinking can be factors that cause cancer.

The checks are available on 17th November.