Posts Tagged ‘oral cancer’

Are you familiar with the signs of oral cancer?

Are you familiar with the signs of oral cancer?

Did you know that oral cancer kills more people in the UK than cervical and testicular cancer combined? Unfortunately, public awareness of mouth cancer is poor, and this means that many cases are diagnosed at an advanced stage. Lancashire dentist, Dr Richard Ho from Synergy Dental Clinics, recently appeared in the local press to answer […]


The Oral Health Foundation urges the public to be more vigilant, as study highlights lack of mouth cancer awareness

The Oral Health Foundation urges the public to be more vigilant, as study highlights lack of mouth cancer awareness

The Oral Health Foundation has urged the public to be more mouth aware, as a study highlights a widespread lack of awareness of the causes and symptoms of mouth cancer. A survey conducted by the charity found that a third of people are unaware that smoking causes oral cancer, with 57% unaware of the link […]


Scottish dentists raise concerns over the impact of less frequent check-ups on oral cancer diagnosis

Scottish dentists raise concerns over the impact of less frequent check-ups on oral cancer diagnosis

Dentists in Scotland have raised concerns over the impact of less frequent dental check-ups on oral cancer diagnosis. Earlier this year, the Scottish Government released new guidelines as part of an Oral Health Improvement Plan, which is designed to raise standards of oral health. Among the measures was a proposal to increase the period of […]


Northwich dental practice offers free screening to support Mouth Cancer Action Month

Northwich dental practice offers free screening to support Mouth Cancer Action Month

A dental practice in Northwich, Cheshire, is offering free screening to support this year’s Mouth Cancer Action Month campaign. Abbey Dental, which is located in Regency Way, Kingsmead, will be hosting two sessions on Friday 23rd and Friday 30th November. Both sessions will be available to registered patients, as well as new patients who wish […]


Llantwit Major dental practice to offer free mouth cancer screening on 10th November

Llantwit Major dental practice to offer free mouth cancer screening on 10th November

A dental practice in Llantwit Major in the Vale of Glamorgan is offering free mouth cancer screening on the 10th November to mark Mouth Cancer Action Month. The team at Wyndham House Dental Practice will be providing free dental checks on Saturday 10th November between 9am and 1pm. Appointments are available for all local people, […]


North Shields man shares mouth cancer story to encourage others to visit the dentist regularly

North Shields man shares mouth cancer story to encourage others to visit the dentist regularly

A great grandad from North Shields has shared his story of surviving a mouth cancer scare in a bid to encourage others to see their dentist on a regular basis. Trevor Richardson happened to bump into his dentist in a local shop, and it was after this chance meeting that the 67-year-old was found to […]


Berkshire dentists team up with Cancer Research UK to tackle rising oral cancer rates

Berkshire dentists team up with Cancer Research UK to tackle rising oral cancer rates

Dentists in Berkshire have joined forces with Cancer Research UK to tackle rising rates of oral cancer. Dentists from surgeries across the county are working with the charity to try and improve diagnosis methods and raise awareness of the symptoms and warning signs of mouth cancer. The dentists have teamed up with a specialist team […]


Montgomeryshire AM raises concerns over dental access at Welsh National Assembly

Montgomeryshire AM raises concerns over dental access at Welsh National Assembly

The AM for Montgomeryshire has raised concerns over access to dental services in his constituency at the Welsh National Assembly. At a meeting at the Senedd, AM Russell George suggested that local residents in Newtown are facing a dental crisis. Mr George said that there have been issues linked to the recruitment of dental professionals […]


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 […]