Are you Mouthaware? Charity reveals early warning signs of mouth cancer

15
Nov
2017
Close up mouth

When it comes to cancer, we might like to think that we’re pretty clued up. It’s now fairly established that we should be aware and proactive in checking for an unusual lump to the breasts or testicles in the search for cancer. But is that the same for mouth cancer and if not, what should we be looking for? The number of people diagnosed with mouth cancer in the United Kingdom has now exceeded 7,500 a year, an increase of more than two thirds (68%) over the last 20 years, making it one of the nation’s fastest increasing cancers. Yet…

Women and mouth cancer: What you need to know about this increasingly common illness

13
Nov
2017
Woman's mouth

Within the last decade, mouth cancer rates in British women have shot up by more than a third (40%). Over 2,500 women in the United Kingdom are given the devastating news they have mouth cancer every year but why is this happening, what can you do to reduce your risk and how can you become more Mouthaware to spot mouth cancer as early as possible? We put your questions about mouth cancer to Dentist Dr Ben Atkins, Trustee of the Oral Health Foundation, to find out what you really need to know about mouth cancer? Q:  How at risk from…

Health charity ‘severely concerned’ by study highlighting lack of awareness between HPV and mouth cancer

06
Nov
2017

A new study investigating awareness of mouth cancer in the United Kingdom reveals a startling lack of awareness when it comes to the disease and one of its leading causes, the human papillomavirus (HPV), sparking concern for health experts. Research carried out by the Oral Health Foundation finds as little as three in 20 (15%) British adults recognise HPV, the world’s most common sexually-transmitted infection, to be a cause of mouth cancer.1 The report also shows more than two in three (67%) are unaware of oral sex increasing a person’s mouth cancer risk by sexually transmitting the HPV virus. During…

Blue Wednesday set to help raise awareness of mouth cancer

26
Oct
2017

With Mouth Cancer Action Month set to kick-off next week, its organiser the Oral Health Foundation, is urging all dental professionals to turn blue on Wednesday 15 November and show their support for mouth cancer awareness. The charity is appealing to health professionals around the country to take part in Blue Wednesday to help share key messages about healthy lifestyle choices and encourage patients and communities to be ‘Mouthaware’ by being able to recognise and act on any unusual changes in the mouth. Blue Wednesday will sit alongside the campaign’s Blue Ribbon Appeal and asks anybody who is passionate about…

Blue Ribbon Appeal to bring fight to mouth cancer

12
Oct
2017

In aid of the upcoming Mouth Cancer Action Month, the campaigns charity organisers have today launched their Blue Ribbon Appeal to help spread vital awareness of the disease. The Oral Health Foundation’s Blue Ribbon Appeal allows anybody to show their support for mouth cancer awareness during November by wearing a blue enamel badge. Speaking on this year’s appeal launch and its significance in bringing mouth cancer awareness to more people than ever before, the charity’s CEO, Dr Nigel Carter OBE, said: “The Blue Ribbon Appeal is one of the pillars of Mouth Cancer Action Month. It shows that doing something relatively…

Charity ask for your support as Mouth Cancer Action Month returns

06
Oct
2017

November is Mouth Cancer Action Month and the UK’s leading oral health charity is asking you to show your support and help save lives by raising vital awareness of mouth cancer. Organised by the Oral Health Foundation, Mouth Cancer Action Month aims to reduce the amount of lives claimed by the disease and make a difference by promoting the importance of early detection and prevention. The campaign hopes to get more mouth cancers diagnosed at an early stage by educating people on the risk factors, signs and symptoms; while also encouraging the public to discuss them with their dental professional.…

Health campaigners emphasise the continued need for self-examination as mouth cancer cases continue to rise

05
Dec
2016

With Mouth Cancer Action Month 2016 having now drawn to a close, its organisers, the Oral Health Foundation, is challenging you to remain Mouthaware by checking for any unusual changes inside the mouth.  The charity has issued the challenge due to the shocking rise in mouth cancer cases in recent years and the continued importance of diagnosing mouth cancer early on a person’s chances of beating the disease. With the majority of us visiting our dentist just once a year, the Oral Health Foundation is concerned that many mouth cancer cases are not being spotted early enough to be treated…

Cancer charity donations based upon how preventable we believe the disease is – new research reveals

30
Nov
2016

New research has discovered that cancers which we see as ‘preventable’ are less likely to receive donations than other types. The study by health charity the Oral Health Foundation, looked at attitudes towards cancer and discovered that charities which represent cancers which are traditionally associated with lifestyles choices, such as smoking and drinking, are up to 11 times less likely to receive donations compared to charities representing those which aren’t. The most popular choice for cancer charity donations by far was breast cancer, with a vast 44% of total donors saying they would be most willing to support this causes.…

Everything you need to know about mouth cancer: Q&A with Dr Nigel Carter OBE

25
Nov
2016

Mouth cancer is a growing problem in the UK. With cases rising year-on-year, more people than ever before are having to face the effects of this destructive and terrible disease. As part of November’s Mouth Cancer Action Month, we sat down with CEO of the Oral Health Foundation, Dr Nigel Carter OBE, to get answers to some of the most common questions asked about the disease so we could bring you everything you need to know about mouth cancer. Q. Hi Nigel. Firstly, can you tell us what mouth cancer is? Quite simply, it is a cancer that occurs in…

21 things you need to know about mouth cancer which could save someone’s life

25
Nov
2016

It’s November which means it is Mouth Cancer Action Month. It’s a campaign dedicated to raising awareness of the signs and symptoms of mouth cancer and promoting the importance of early detection in ultimately saving lives. Organised by the Oral Health Foundation, Mouth Cancer Action Month is your chance to make a difference, by knowing the facts around mouth cancer we will can really make a difference. We have put together 21 facts you really need to know and may shock you about mouth cancer, how many do you know? 1. In the UK, one person is told they have…