Posts Tagged ‘Cancer’

New study suggests gum disease could increase gallbladder cancer risk

New study suggests gum disease could increase gallbladder cancer risk

A new study has suggested that gum disease could increase the risk of gallbladder cancer in post-menopausal women. Researchers at the University of Buffalo discovered that women who have a history of gum disease also have an elevated risk of some forms of cancer, including gallbladder and oesophageal cancer. The team analysed data from more […]


Kingsclere dental team scales the heights in aid of cancer charity

Kingsclere dental team scales the heights in aid of cancer charity

A dental team from Kingsclere, Hampshire, has successfully scaled the heights of Mount Snowdon to raise money for a cancer charity. Members of staff from Imogen Dental took on the charity challenge at the end of May in a bid to raise funds for the Ark Cancer Centre Charity. The team, which was led by […]


Tragedy as young dental receptionist dies from cancer after mistaking symptoms for holiday bug

Tragedy as young dental receptionist dies from cancer after mistaking symptoms for holiday bug

Tributes have been pouring in after it was confirmed that a young dental receptionist passed away at the end of last year. Linzi Craig, who was just 22 years old, died from cancer in December after suffering symptoms she thought were caused by a holiday bug. The dental receptionist developed severe symptoms on the last […]


Dover dental practice to donate funds towards teenage cancer patient’s treatment

Dover dental practice to donate funds towards teenage cancer patient’s treatment

The owner of a dental practice in Dover is supporting a teenage cancer patient’s fundraising efforts by donating the proceeds of a day’s dental hygiene sessions. The team from the Sandilands Dental Studio will be donating fees paid by patients for dental hygiene treatments on Monday the 30th January. The practice is supporting 16-year old […]


Mouth cancer rates increase by 68 percent in 20 years

Mouth cancer rates increase by 68 percent in 20 years

The number of cases of mouth cancer has increased by almost 70 percent in the last twenty years, new statistics from Cancer Research UK confirm. The last figures suggest that mouth cancer has become increasingly prevalent in the UK, with more than 11,400 cases diagnosed ever year. In the last two decades alone, the incidence […]


Oral cancer survivor urges the public to keep up to date with dental checks

Oral cancer survivor urges the public to keep up to date with dental checks

Oral cancer survivor, Andrea Fearon, from Thatcham, has shared her story to encourage the public to keep up to date with routine dental checks. Andrea, 45, was diagnosed with mouth cancer last year following a routine check-up in 2009, which flagged up a potential warning sign; as a diligent dental patient, she never missed a […]


Brave Cancer Survivor Shares Her Story to Inspire Others for Mouth Cancer Action Month

Brave Cancer Survivor Shares Her Story to Inspire Others for Mouth Cancer Action Month

A woman who has fought several types of cancer over the last two decades has shared her story in a bid to raise awareness of mouth cancer and encourage people to have screening tests this November. Jacky Merrison, 72, spoke at the launch of Mouth Cancer Action Month, a campaign run by the British Dental […]


Swedish Study Links Dental Plaque To Premature Death From Cancer

Swedish Study Links Dental Plaque To Premature Death From Cancer

A Swedish research study has linked dental plaque to an increased risk of premature death in cancer patients. The study, published in BMJ Open, was conducted by Birgitta Soder PhD and her colleagues at Karolinska Institute, Huddinge, Sweden. The study was conducted in collaboration with researchers from the University of Helsinki. Researchers found that a […]


Tributes Pour In For Sevenoaks Dentist After He Loses Cancer Battle

Tributes Pour In For Sevenoaks Dentist After He Loses Cancer Battle

Tributes are pouring in for a dentist from Sevenoaks after he lost his battle with cancer. Family, friends and colleagues have paid tribute to Simon Wragg, 54, who has died after battling stomach cancer. His family praised his “courage and dignity” while fighting the disease and said that he was amazingly brave and an inspiration […]


Widow Urges People to have Check-up after her Husband Dies from Cancer

Widow Urges People to have Check-up after her Husband Dies from Cancer

Linda Ford, a widow from Oldmeldrum in the North East of England, has urged people to attend regular dental check-ups after her husband, George, died from cancer which was first discovered by his dentist. George, who was just 40 when he died, was first diagnosed with cancer after visiting his dentist who spotted warning signs […]