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…

In Pictures: Blue Wednesday 2016

22
Nov
2016

Blue was well and truly the colour on Wednesday 16 November as we celebrated Blue Wednesday, a day dedicated to raising awareness of mouth cancer as part of Mouth Cancer Action Month. Painted faces, body suits, football shirts and countless blue lips were seen far and wide as the great British public well and truly got behind the cause. Special mention must go to the dental practices and healthcare businesses across the country who helped vital mouth cancer messages reach millions of people, potentially saving many lives through awareness. Mouth cancer cases are increasing year on year and the disease…

Moveit4smiles pedometer challenge helps raise £2,000 for Mouth Cancer Action Month

21
Nov
2016

Mouth cancer action group, Moveit4smiles, have helped to raise £2,000 in aid of Mouth Cancer Action Month as part of their pedometer challenge. The team from Moveit4smiles held their pedometer challenge, where teams compete to see who can take the most steps, as part of the Argus Appeal Charity Golf Tournament at the East Brighton Golf Course. As part of the intiative 80 keen participants were challenged to keep a track of how many steps they took during the day, with prizes going to the person who did the most and the person who did the least steps. Aside from raising money…

Thinking positive: New research shows a third of us believe we will BEAT cancer

18
Nov
2016

With the chances of receiving a cancer diagnosis now reported to be 50%1 during a person’s lifetime, the British pubic are remaining positive, as new research reveals one in three are entirely confident that they could beat cancer. As part of Mouth Cancer Action Month, leading health charity the Oral Health Foundation, looked at the British public’s attitudes towards cancer and found out that they were largely positive, with more than a third (33.7%) confident that they would defeat the disease2 if they were diagnosed with it. The resilient outlook comes in spite of more than half (52.2%) of those…

Mouth Cancer Action Month campaign takes its fight to the House of Commons

16
Nov
2016

The House of Commons was tinged with blue yesterday [15 November] as hundreds of people attended an event in support of November’s Mouth Cancer Action Month. The event was attended by those personally effected by mouth cancer, Members of Parliament, the dental and wider health profession and supporters and campaigners of mouth cancer action. All who came together to add their collective voice to the ongoing fight against one of the UK’s most increasingly prominent cancers. At the start of proceedings President of the Oral Health Foundation, Janet Goodwin, was presented with the new presidential chain by honorary lifetime President…

‘We must all do more to make mouth cancer survivors’ voices heard,’ says charity

14
Nov
2016

Mouth cancer survivors must be given a voice after many of them are deprived of one of their own, even after they have beaten the terrible disease. This is the call from leading health charity, the Oral Health Foundation, following new research that shows the vast majority of us drastically underestimate the life-changing side effects that mouth cancer survivors are forced to face due to their treatment, even after they have beaten the disease. Many survivors of mouth cancer are forced to live with life-changing and debilitating physical problems which affects basic daily things that many of us take for…

With mouth cancer cases on the increase just how aware are we of the changes in our mouth?

08
Nov
2016

How aware are we about what goes on in our mouth? Our mouths are one part of all our bodies which we use constantly every single day we often use it without thinking through behaviour such as eating, drinking or speaking, when something goes wrong in our mouth we do tend to notice, whether it be a sore spot on our tongue an ulcer on our cheek or chipped tooth. Our tongues tend to be magnetically pulled towards the problem area until it is fixed. But what about the things that are not so obvious? How aware are we of…