Posts Tagged ‘oral cancer’

Oral and maxillofacial consultant gives talk on oral cancer for Henley patients

Oral and maxillofacial consultant gives talk on oral cancer for Henley patients

Oral and maxillofacial consultant, Mr Satheesh Prabhu, visited Henley-on-Thames recently to give a talk on oral cancer. Mr Prabhu, who is based at the Churchill Hospital in Oxford, was invited to speak at Townlands Memorial Hospital as part of a series of free talks organised by The Bell Surgery in Henley. Oral cancer is now […]


Smokers and drinkers would be more likely to give up if they knew about mouth cancer risks, poll finds

Smokers and drinkers would be more likely to give up if they knew about mouth cancer risks, poll finds

A poll has found that smokers and heavy drinkers would be more likely to quit or cut down if they were aware of the risks of mouth cancer.  In a survey conducted by the Oral Health Foundation and Denplan, 50% of smokers said that they would give up if they knew that smoking increased the […]


Bromsgrove community dentists raise awareness of mouth cancer

Bromsgrove community dentists raise awareness of mouth cancer

A community dental team has been working hard to raise awareness of mouth cancer in and around Bromsgrove.  Members of staff from the community dental team at Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust donned blue lip stickers and fancy dress outfits to encourage people to learn about oral cancer and to keep an eye for […]


Health Education and Improvement Wales launches new initiative to aid early oral cancer detection

Health Education and Improvement Wales launches new initiative to aid early oral cancer detection

Health Education and Improvement Wales has launched a new initiative aimed at enabling dental teams to raise awareness of mouth cancer and identify early warning signs.  Mouth cancer is the 11th most common type of cancer in the world, and in the UK, more than 8,000 people are affected every year. Rates of oral cancer […]


Mouth cancer diagnoses reach record high

Mouth cancer diagnoses reach record high

The number of patients being diagnosed with mouth cancer has reached a record high after a tenth annual successive rise in cases.  Following the release of new figures, which show that the number of people affected has risen for the tenth year in a row, the Oral Health Foundation has described the situation as an […]


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, […]