Image caption, Martine Clark, 60, has been successfully treated for oral cancer
A woman said her dentist saved her life after a persistent sore throat turned out to be oral cancer.
Martine Clark, 60, is now in remission after being encouraged to have her symptoms checked following a routine checkup.
Ms Clark, from Malton, North Yorkshire, urged others to be aware ofsigns of oral cancer, which killed more than 2,700 people in the UK last year.
Figures show incidents of the disease have increased by 58% over the past year. decade.
Ms Clark said the 2019 diagnosis was a shock.
"I had a sore throat intermittently. It was winter time. so i didn't think much about it, but since it wouldn't go away, i just asked [my dentist] to check the back of my throat. "
She had a surgery to remove his tonsils followed by a course of radiation therapy.
Image caption, Her dentist Dr Catherine Tannahill spotted a "strange lesion " on Ms Clark's right tonsil
Her dentist, Dr Catherine Tannahill, urged people to be aware of warning signs that include long-lasting ulcers, red or white patches, and unusual lumps and lumps, according to the Oral Health Foundation.
"Catching them early means they are very treatable "said Dr Tannahill.
" It 's easy to access and treat and it ' s good if we can do it, because it is so much a better result for thepatient.
According to the Oral Health Foundation, 8,772 people in the UK were diagnosed with nose cancer in the mouth last year.
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