Wear your Blue Ribbon with pride – your donations could make a real difference

20
Oct
2015
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The Blue Ribbon Appeal has become synonymous with the fight against mouth cancer and with November marking Mouth Cancer Action Month the campaign returns to spread awareness and save lives. Funds raised through the Blue Ribbon Appeal over the past few years have already gone a long way to helping spread awareness of the signs and symptoms of mouth cancer, and this year the money raised will look to go even further to help reduce the number of lives lost to the disease. The British Dental Health Foundation, organisers of the campaign, is asking you to ensure all staff and…

Go blue and get involved in Mouth Cancer Action Month

12
Oct
2015
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During November we want you to go blue and show your support for Mouth Cancer Action Month. The month-long campaign depends on the efforts of our supporters to raise donations in the fight against mouth cancer, so we need your help. Organised by the British Dental Health Foundation, Mouth Cancer Action Month spreads awareness of mouth cancer far and wide. This year we are asking you to go blue and get involved with this life saving campaign. There are so many ways to take part, how you do it is not important, what is important is that you do it.…

Are your patients Mouthaware?

05
Oct
2015
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Mouth Cancer Action Month is taking place during November and the UK’s leading oral health charity want to ensure that everyone is ‘Mouthaware’ by being able to recognise the early signs and symptoms of mouth cancer. Organised by the British Dental Health Foundation, Mouth Cancer Action Month aims to save lives through early detection and increase education and knowledge about a disease which awareness of still remains worryingly low. It is important that patients understand the risk factors behind mouth cancer and are vigilant about recognising changes in their mouth. Chief Executive of the British Dental Health Foundation, Dr Nigel…

Know what to look for and don’t be the one to miss a case

24
Sep
2015
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During 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 British Dental Health Foundation, Mouth Cancer Action Month aims to promote how correct examinations can lead to a reduction in the amount of lives lost to mouth cancer by highlighting the significance of early detection and prevention. Chief Executive of the British Dental Health Foundation, Dr Nigel Carter OBE, outlined the importance of conducting proper mouth cancer checks: “One of the most important things we can do as dental professionals in…

Sun, sand and saving lives – Dental centre takes to the beach in the fight against mouth cancer

23
Sep
2015
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Staff, patients, family and friends of a Cornish Specialist Dental Centre recently took themselves to the beach for a day full of fun to raise funds for and awareness of mouth cancer. The River Practice Specialist Centre braved the wind and made the journey to Perranporth Beach, where they took part in a fun day in support of “Moveit4smiles“; an oral health initiative with a simple aim, to get moving and raise money in aid of Mouth Cancer Action Month to help the fight against mouth cancer. The team and assembled crowd took part in a number of exciting events, including tug of…

Your job could be increasing risk of mouth cancer

27
Nov
2014
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The very nature of our job could be increasing the risk of developing mouth cancer. A leading oral health charity believes exposure to secondhand smoke, time in the sun and regular consumption of processed foods and alcohol as part of our jobs could increase the chances of developing the disease. A new survey by the British Dental Health Foundation has discovered one in four people regularly eat processed foods at work, while one in five said sun exposure and secondhand smoke was a regular occurrence. A further three in ten said they regularly drank alcohol as part of their job.…

New poll reveals what we really think about cancer…

24
Nov
2014
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Cancer may provoke a range of emotions but according to a new poll many of us think of it as curable. In a new survey by the oral health charity the British Dental Health Foundation, curable was one of the first three words that sprung to mind when we were asked to describe cancer. Mouth cancer sufferer Emma Shanks, 31 from Glasgow, believes with the right help it is possible to overcome the disease. “Mouth cancer is a particularly challenging to treat and to recover from. Although the risk factors need to be highlighted, around one in four cases have…

Cancer news going social

20
Nov
2014
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One in ten people would inform the world they had mouth cancer on social media. Unsurprisingly 18–35 year-olds are most willing to share the news through social media. What may come as a surprise is the one in five 35-55 year-olds that would also use the three most popular social media forums in the UK – Facebook, Twitter and Instagram – to share their news. With more than 65 million registered social media accounts in the UK alone, it is a new platform for raising awareness and sharing their experience. Telling our partners appeared top of the list, with one…

Cancer prompts marriage, travelling and thrill-seeking

10
Nov
2014
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Getting married, travelling to Australia and skydiving are the three most common things Brits would do if they were diagnosed with cancer. When asked to name three things they would add to a bucket list if they were told they had cancer, travelling was the most common theme, followed by getting hitched to their other half. Conquering fear made up the top three, with skydiving on many people’s lists. A number of people said they would want to meet the Queen, as well as the newly pregnant Kate Middleton. Sporting legend Sir Ian Botham was also a popular name, as…

Mouth cancer ‘affects one in seven of us’

04
Nov
2014
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Growing mouth cancer rates means one in seven of us know someone affected by the disease. New research looked into whether we knew people diagnosed with mouth cancer, a survivor or still battling mouth cancer and the number of mouth cancer scares someone close to them had experienced and found one in seven people knew someone affected by the disease. With cases of mouth cancer approaching 7,000 and deaths exceeding 2,000 for the first time, mouth cancer campaigners believe more people could soon know someone affected. The results have been published by oral health charity the British Dental Health Foundation,…