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27 Oct

Mouth Cancer Action Month is a charity campaign that raises awareness of mouth cancer and asks people to share the important message of being mouthaware. Since the first event in the year 2000, the Oral Health Foundation has invested nearly £2 million on improving awareness and education around mouth cancer

Over the last year, around 8,000 people in the UK were given the life-changing news that they have mouth cancer. These numbers continue to rise while the disease claims more lives than cervical and testicular cancer combined. The more we know about mouth cancer, the better chance we have of beating it. This means knowing how to spot mouth cancer early and knowing where to go when we see something out of the ordinary. It also means reducing our risk by cutting down on the things that cause mouth cancer.

During the campaign in November it's time to focus on and share these simple yet life-saving messages; 

  • How to spot mouth cancer early and encouraging people to regularly check for unusual changes in the mouth at home. 
  • Awareness around what is likely to cause mouth cancer so that people can reduce their risk. 
  • Urging people to act quickly when they see something out of the ordinary by visiting the dentist.

Information source and further information can be found at www.mouthcancer.org.