Stepping into a boxing ring in Surrey against the finest boxers the world can throw at you is nothing compared to what is about to come when you are diagnosed with oral cancer- it can be a real scrap. But, because there are some great treatments going around and, if you catch the problem in the early days, you have all the chance in the world of getting through this delicate period. Spot the signs and recognize when something is off track in your mouth: sore throat, constant ulcers, bad breath, ear aches are just some of the signs that you might be in trouble and need to get down to see your dentist for a few swabs and blood tests, just for peace of mind. If the worst news comes back and you have a problem, then this is the time to don the boxing gloves- but you won’t be fighting this alone because once you have gone through the trauma of what can be quite grueling procedures, your dentist will set you up with a package to ensure that you get through the recovery period as best you can. Yes it is a frightening scenario, but prepare yourself and make sure you have the right people rooting for you, and you’ll be as right as rain in the morning and once out of danger, you be stronger than ever before.