AN Evesham dentist is offering free mouth cancer screenings after previous checks have led to detection of the disease.

The Evesham Dental Health Team, in Broadway Road, Evesham, is offering the check-ups for the whole of November, during Mouth Cancer Action Month.

Richard Colebourne, principal dentist, said: “As we know from experience, early detection of mouth cancer is key to survival, and we hope to save more lives by offering free screening.

As a member of the Mouth Cancer Foundation, we want to raise awareness of the disease, and urge everyone to go to their dentist for regular screening.”

Anyone can book a free screening by calling 01386 422833.