Tariq Drabu Warns Patients About Delayed Waiting Times for Mouth Cancer Symptoms

Tariq Drabu said “It is a concern to note how long patients wait before visiting their doctor or dentist after noticing symptoms of mouth cancer.”

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Dr Tariq Drabu

Dr Tariq Drabu

Educating patients is the best way to ensure that they seek the help they need within a few days of noticing symptoms.

(PRWEB) April 30, 2014

Tariq Drabu is a leading Manchester born and educated dentist and specialist oral surgeon. He is one of the youngest dentists to ever graduate in the United Kingdom and received is Fellowship in Dental Surgery from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. After working in some of the busiest dental hospitals in the United Kingdom and Saudi Arabia, Dr Drabu purchased the now successful Langley Dental Practice. He is also the Clinical Lead Dentist for the Oral Surgery Assessment Clinic and Treatment Services at NHS Heywood Middleton and Rochdale and finds time to mentor and teach post graduate dentists in oral surgery.

Tariq Drabu was talking about the recent article published in the Dental Tribune website about mouth cancer waiting times. The full article can be read here.

Tariq Drabu said “Studies in the United Kingdom show that patients are waiting longer times to visit their doctor when noticing signs of mouth cancer. Some patients are waiting months before seeking medical help. This is a concern, because the sooner help is sought, the sooner treatment can begin.”

Tariq Drabu went on to say “Any cancer that is caught early has a higher chance of recovery, the same applies with mouth cancer. It is important for patients to know the signs and symptoms of this disease and get the medical attention they need as quickly as possible to reduce long term effects. Some of the symptoms include mouth ulcers that will not heal and problems swallowing, just to name a few.”

Tariq Drabu closed is saying “Educating patients is the best way to ensure that they seek the help they need within a few days of noticing symptoms. Once in the system, treatment is offered quickly, increasing the chance of a recovery. The symptoms on mouth cancer differ from patient to patient, some may experience red or white spots on their mouth lining or tongue, while others may have an ulcer which does not heal after a few weeks. A hoarse voice, swelling in the mouth, tooth loss and pain when swallowing are also all possible signs of cancer. Patients should seek help even if they do not think that there is a problem. The cancer treatments are offered quickly these days, ensuring patients do not wait long from diagnosis to treatment.”

About Tariq Drabu
Tariq Drabu is a leading dentist and specialist oral surgeon. This Manchester born and educated dentist was one of the youngest dentists to graduate in the United Kingdom. He has worked at some of the busiest hospitals in the UK and Saudi Arabia and completed his Fellowship in Dental Surgery from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. He is the owner of the very successful Langley Dental Practice and is also the Clinical Lead Dentist for Oral Surgery Clinical Assessment and Treatment Services at NHS Heywood Middleton and Rochdale. Tariq Drabu also teaches and mentors postgraduate dentists in oral surgery at the UCLAN Dental Clinic in Preston.


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