Oral cancer screening

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All adult patients should be asked about oral cancer risk factors each time a medical History is taken and updated.  Smoking and alcohol use should be discussed as a possible risk factor. Lifestyle advice should be given as appropriate. 

All lesions including those under monitor must be recorded  Any lesions identified will be diagnosed and referred as appropriate.

Positive or negative findings will be disclosed to the patient without causing alarm.

All staff are aware of the need to deal with this matter delicately and in a professional manner.