Posts Tagged ‘oral cancer’

New report suggests that junior doctors in Ireland lack the knowledge to carry out oral cancer checks

New report suggests that junior doctors in Ireland lack the knowledge to carry out oral cancer checks

A new report has suggested that junior doctors in Ireland lack the knowledge to carry out oral cancer checks. A new study found that over 80 percent of junior doctors in Ireland failed to conduct basic oral cancer tests and a similar percentage admitted that they weren’t confident about diagnosing oral cancer based on clinical […]


Dentists urged to play an active role in HPV detection and prevention amid rise in oral cancer cases

Dentists urged to play an active role in HPV detection and prevention amid rise in oral cancer cases

Dentists have been urged to play a more active role in discussing safe sex habits with patients in a bid to combat rising rates of oral cancer linked to HPV exposure. HPV, or human papillomavirus, is a very common sexually-transmitted infection. Public health experts have called for dentists to speak to patients about HPV as […]


North East dentist backs ‘Jabs for Boys’ campaign amid rising tide of oral cancer cases in men

North East dentist backs ‘Jabs for Boys’ campaign amid rising tide of oral cancer cases in men

A dentist from the North East has backed the ‘Jabs for Boys’ campaign amid a rising tide of oral cancer cases diagnosed in young men. Campaigners are calling on the government to roll out the HPV vaccination programme to both sexes in a bid to reduce the risk of oral cancer. Currently, teenage girls are […]


Leading doctor issues warning over mouth cancer prevalence among British Asian communities

Leading doctor issues warning over mouth cancer prevalence among British Asian communities

A leading doctor has issued a health warning over the prevalence of mouth cancer among British Asian communities. Dr Chet Trivedy, a consultant at London’s Kingston Hospital, said that traditional habits, including chewing tobacco and betel nut, elevate the risk of oral cancer significantly. Dr Trivedy, who is also a qualified dentist and a trustee […]


Do you know the warning signs of oral cancer?

Do you know the warning signs of oral cancer?

November is Mouth Cancer Action Month, and dentists up and down the country and trying to raise awareness of symptoms many people may shrug off as harmless. Mouth cancer, also known as oral cancer, kills more people than testicular and cervical cancer combined, yet 1 in 10 people don’t even know that it exists. Public […]


Dentists push for greater mouth awareness as 1 in 10 don’t know the symptoms of mouth cancer

Dentists push for greater mouth awareness as 1 in 10 don’t know the symptoms of mouth cancer

Dentists across the UK are trying to raise awareness of mouth cancer, as research suggests that 1 in 10 people don’t know the symptoms or causes of the disease. Most people are aware of forms of cancer such as testicular, prostate, cervical and breast cancer, but it’s very rare to see anything on TV or […]


Health officials in North Lincolnshire urge the public to be more mouth aware amid increasing rates of oral cancer

Health officials in North Lincolnshire urge the public to be more mouth aware amid increasing rates of oral cancer

Health officials in North Lincolnshire are urging the public to be more mouth aware as the launch of Mouth Cancer Action Month approaches. According to statistics, the region ranks 41st out of over 150 areas in the country for oral cancer cases and health experts are keen to promote the Oral Health Foundation’s national campaign […]


New survey highlights dentists’ support for HPV vaccination programme expansion

New survey highlights dentists’ support for HPV vaccination programme expansion

A new survey has highlighted widespread support for the proposed expansion of the HPV vaccination programme in the dental community. According to a poll, which has been published by HPV Action as part of World Immunisation Week, 97 percent of dentists surveyed support the expansion of the programme, which would include boys, as well as […]


HPV Action invites dentists to share their views on HPV vaccination

HPV Action invites dentists to share their views on HPV vaccination

HPV Action is inviting dentists to participate in a survey to share their views on HPV vaccination, after the possibility of extending the routine vaccination programme was discussed by the government. Currently, the vaccination is provided routinely for girls aged 12 and 13; however, there are plans to extend the programme to include teenage boys […]


Cancer Research UK teams up with health professionals to raise awareness of increased prevalence of oral cancer

Cancer Research UK teams up with health professionals to raise awareness of increased prevalence of oral cancer

Cancer Research UK is working with health professionals all over the country to try and raise awareness of oral cancer. The charity is trying to promote early diagnosis, after figures revealed a significant increase in the prevalence of the disease. Figures show that the rate of oral cancer in the UK has increased from 8 […]