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…

Are you Mouthaware? The SIX simple steps for self-diagnosis of mouth cancer

03
Nov
2016
Mouth cancer check

Do you know where to check for when looking for mouth cancer? Well, according to new research as part of Mouth Cancer Action Month, one in ten of us are not aware of where we should be looking in our mouths for the signs and symptoms of mouth cancer, meaning many people are potentially missing the chance to detect this terrible disease early. Regular checks make sure that we are all able to catch the signs of mouth cancer early enough to make a difference, it is estimated that chances of survival based on early diagnosis are 90% compared to…

‘A Trip to the Dentist Could Save Your Life’ insists charity, as campaign to address dramatic rise in mouth cancer cases begins

01
Nov
2016
Trip to the dentist

Are you able to recognise the changes in your mouth? That’s the question posed by the UK’s leading oral health charity, the Oral Health Foundation, as they launch Mouth Cancer Action Month 2016. Today marks the first day of Mouth Cancer Action Month 2016, an annual charity campaign to raise awareness of signs, symptoms and causes of the disease and to ensure that we know how to act if we notice any changes inside our mouth. New research by the Oral Health Foundation shows that as few as 40% of us are able to identify the major symptoms related to…

45 seconds to save a life – promoting mouth cancer for charity campaign

24
Oct
2016
mouth cancer check

Throughout November the UK’s leading oral health charity is aiming to save lives by ensuring visual mouth cancer checks are carried out properly during every check-up. Organised by the Oral Health Foundation, Mouth Cancer Action Month aims to promote how effective examinations can lead to a reduction in the amount of lives lost to mouth cancer, as well as highlighting the significance of early detection and prevention. CEO of the Oral Health Foundation, Dr Nigel Carter OBE, outlined the importance of regular mouth cancer checks: “One of the most important things we can do as dental professionals in the battle…

Charity announces return of mouth cancer campaign in response to dramatic rise in cases

04
Oct
2016
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November is Mouth Cancer Action Month and the UK’s leading oral health charity is asking you to pledge 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.…