Strike action between Monday 2 October to Thursday 5 October 2023

Consultants and junior doctors at The Christie will both strike between 7am on Monday 2 October to 7am on Thursday 5 October 2023. Both consultants and junior doctors will still provide emergency care during their strikes.

We are proactively contacting patients with appointments that may be affected by this strike. If you have an appointment at the Trust on any of these dates, please continue to come to The Christie and our other centres as planned unless we contact you to tell you otherwise. There may be longer waits than usual in clinics during this time.

Please do not call to check if your appointment is still going ahead.

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Mouth cancers

Mouth cancers can develop on the lip, tongue, the floor of the mouth or anywhere else inside the mouth.

There are a number of different cancers that can start in the mouth. Mouth cancers can develop anywhere inside the mouth, including on the lip or on the tongue. The side of the tongue or floor of the mouth are the most common places for mouth cancer.

You might also hear cancers of the tongue, gums, inside of cheeks or lips called ‘oral cavity cancers’.

Most mouth cancers are ‘squamous cell carcinomas’, a type of skin cancer. This is generally a relatively slow-growing type of cancer.

Read about head and neck cancersNon-Hodgkin lymphoma and skin cancers for more information.

At The Christie, cancers of the mouth are treated by the head and neck cancer team.

Last updated: March 2023