Despite everyone’s best efforts, mouth cancer is still on the increase. In the UK more than 7000 people were diagnosed last year. It is estimated that about 60,000 people will be diagnosed over the next decade and it remains a cancer which is predicted to increase further in the coming years.
Throughout November, dental health and oral cancer charities, dentists, doctors and pharmacies unite to educate members of the general public about a disease that kills more people in the UK than cervical and testicular cancers combined.
Mouth Cancer Action Month aims to raise awareness and make a difference by saving lives through early detection and prevention. As one of the UK’s leading mouth cancer charities, here at the Mouth Cancer Foundation we promote Bite Back at Mouth Cancer, which encourages everyone to know how to check themselves for mouth cancer at least once a month, and become more aware of any changes occurring around the mouth, head and neck areas.
Is your organisation holding a screening this November?
Many dentists and hospitals plan fundraising and awareness-raising activities during Mouth Cancer Action Month. These range from screening days in practice to displays in waiting areas, mouth cancer talks, merchandise and cake sales. If you are a dental professional, join us in the battle against head and neck cancers by warning patients to the dangers of tobacco use and alcohol consumption, screening patients for mouth cancer and stressing the importance of regular dental checks.
If you are a dental practice holding a free mouth cancer screening this Mouth Cancer Action Month, we have free downloadable posters available here. Simply print out and display the poster to notify the general public when the screenings will take place.
Get your mouth cancer facts for free
As part of our ongoing commitment to raise awareness of mouth cancer, the charity has a variety of FREE leaflets and posters which dentists can display in their practice waiting rooms.
For the full range of what we offer, visit our website and then get in touch and make the most of getting the message through this November. Let’s work together to make this year’s Mouth Cancer Action Month count.