Posts Tagged ‘Cancer Research UK’

Dental Team No Make Up Selfie Effort

Dental Team No Make Up Selfie Effort

Members of staff at March Dental Practice have helped to raise over a hundred pounds for Cancer Research UK by joining in with the ‘no make-up selfie’ trend, which swept the country via social media channels. Thousands of women and girls took to Facebook and Twitter, posting photographs of their faces without make-up to raise […]


Shocking Report Shows That 600 Children Start Smoking Every Day In The UK

Shocking Report Shows That 600 Children Start Smoking Every Day In The UK

An alarming new report has revealed that 600 children under the age of 16 years old are taking up smoking every day in the UK. Experts used data from surveys conducted for the Health and Social Care Information Centre involving 6,500 young people in the UK and concluded that there were more than 200,000 new […]


Alarming Rise In Oesophageal Cancer In Men

Alarming Rise In Oesophageal Cancer In Men

There has been an alarming rise in the number of cases of oesophageal cancer, (sometimes referred to as throat cancer) in men, according to figures from Cancer Research UK. Men are almost three times more likely to develop cancer of the oesophagus than women. The oesophagus is the tube, which runs from the throat to […]


Student Dental Nurse Encourages People To Take On Race For Life To Raise Money For Cancer Research

Student Dental Nurse Encourages People To Take On Race For Life To Raise Money For Cancer Research

A student dental nurse has encouraged people to take on the Race for Life in order to raise as much money as possible for cancer research. 20 year old Abigail Cooper, a student nurse from Bugbrooke, is encouraging people to get involved in her local Race for Life in Northampton on June 9th. Abigail was […]


John Lennon’s Tooth Reaches Chorley On UK Tour

John Lennon’s Tooth Reaches Chorley On UK Tour

John Lennon’s tooth is currently on display at a Chorley dental practice as part of a UK tour to try and raise awareness of mouth cancer. The team at Southport Road Dental Practice dressed up in 60’s fancy dress to welcome the unique exhibit, which has been made into a necklace by Hollywood jewellery designer, […]


Why We Need To Talk About Mouth Cancer

Why We Need To Talk About Mouth Cancer

Survival rates for most forms of cancer are increasing year on year; however, mouth cancer is becoming more common and survival rates are showing no sign of improvement. Mouth cancer kills more people than cervical and testicular cancer combined, yet many people are unaware that it even exists. The British Dental Health Foundation is working […]


BDHF Launches Mouth Cancer Action Month Campaign

BDHF Launches Mouth Cancer Action Month Campaign

The British Dental Health Foundation has launched this year’s Mouth Cancer Action Month campaign, which will run throughout the month of November. Recent statistics from Cancer Research UK show that death rates from oral cancer are set to rise by 22 per cent by the year 2030 and this is largely due to the fact […]


Cancer Research UK Calls For Dentists To Do More To Spot Oral Cancer

Cancer Research UK Calls For Dentists To Do More To Spot Oral Cancer

Experts from Cancer Research UK have urged dentists to do more to combat oral cancer, a form of cancer that is becoming increasingly prevalent in the UK. According to experts from the organisation, dentists are in the ideal position to spot the early warning signs of oral cancer and talk to their patients about the […]


Bideford Dentist Completes Iron Man Challenge For Charity

Bideford Dentist Completes Iron Man Challenge For Charity

A dentist from Bideford has completed an Iron Man challenge to raise money for charity. Nick Percival, from Tower House Dental Practice in Bideford, completed the notoriously gruelling challenge to raise money for Cancer Research UK. The triathlon included a two mile swim off the coast of Eastbourne, a 112 kilometre mountain bike ride in […]


Dentist’s Everest Dream Ended by 100mph Gusts

Dentist’s Everest Dream Ended by 100mph Gusts

A Leicester dentist who was agonisingly close to completing his dream of climbing Everest has admitted he was gutted when the expedition was called off after 100mph winds hit the region. Dr Amit Kotecha, from Kirby Muxloe in Leicestershire, was near the summit of the mountain when extremely strong winds hit the mountain, causing avalanches […]