640,000 cases of mouth cancer are diagnosed every year; of these patients, typically just over half will still be alive in five years time. The chances of surviving mouth and tongue cancer are much greater if the problem is picked up early. I include an oral cancer screening check with every recall examination that I perform. We are vigilant in our care of you and I want to make sure that we pick up problems sooner rather than later. In doing this we help to protect your health by discovering problems sooner, as early intervention really can help save lives. You can feel confident and secure that any problems will be detected early. As a result your recall appointments with us will give you peace of mind that all is well for another 6 months.