Posts Tagged ‘Cancer’

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 […]


Increased Risk of Cancer for 9/11 Firefighters

Increased Risk of Cancer for 9/11 Firefighters

The biggest study of cancer in 9/11 firefighters has been published in this week’s 9/11 edition of The Lancet. The research found a 19-percent increase in the development of cancer in New York firefighters who had been exposed to the toxic 9/11 environment, in comparison to their non-exposed colleagues. 9,853 WTC exposed and non-exposed servicemen […]


Clyde FC sponsors Mouth action month

Clyde FC sponsors Mouth action month

Clyde Football Club has announced that it will be sponsoring this year’s Mouth Action Month campaign. The Scottish Third Division club has announced that it will support Mouth Action Month throughout the 2011/2012 season. Throughout the season, the players will wear the British Dental Health Foundation’s Blue Ribbon logo on their shirts to raise awareness […]


Youngsters risking their oral health

Youngsters risking their oral health

Young people are putting their oral health at risk according to statistics released by the NHS Information Centre. The figures show that nearly half of 11 to 15 year olds have consumed alcohol and 27 percent of youngsters admit to smoking, a proportion which is higher than the adult population. More than half of participants […]


Doctors ahead by a Nose in Fight against Cancer

Doctors ahead by a Nose in Fight against Cancer

Scientists are always looking for new ways to combat, prevent and neutralise cancer and now a new invention has been made to help with the fight against the disease and bring hope to doctors, dentists and patients alike. Israeli scientists have come up with a revolutionary new invention that is set to sniff out cancer, […]


Indian Dental Association promotes No Tabacco Day

Indian Dental Association promotes No Tabacco Day

The Dakshina Kannada branch of the Indian Dental Association promoted No Tobacco Day, by hosting a string of events in Mangalore city. Dentists and representatives from the IDA joined members of the public and staff and students from A B Shetty Memorial Institute of Dental Sciences to celebrate the event. Staff and students put on […]