Sometimes, a condition can seem to hang around in your mouth for weeks, a sore throat, an ulcer, or a jaw-ache to name a few, and whatever you try to do to shake off the problem, it seems to stay. This is the time to take action because this is not normal, and it is considered that this could indicate something more sinister going on- namely oral cancer. Now it could be nothing at all and you could be just a little run down, but you want to know what is causing it because if it is oral cancer, you have a better chance of beating if you catch it in its early stages. The people considered most likely to get the disease are firstly those who are a bit wayward with their lifestyle, smokers, heavy drinkers and those who are unhealthy and reckless with their diet; also at risk are people that suffer from a lot of stress. If you fall into this group and are suffering from the aforementioned symptoms, you need to go for a check-up. It won’t take long, just a few swabs and blood tests in order to ascertain if you have oral cancer. If you have, then you are in for a battle, not just from getting through the treatment, but going through recovery afterwards as well. Be strong and be brave: there are people out there who can help you, as well as friends and family. If you want to know all about the threat to you from oral cancer in Bristol, then pop along and have a chat with the people who work at the Clifton dental studio.