Mouth Cancer Action Month 2022
By DTA | 27th October 2022 | News
Since Mouth Cancer Action started their first event in the year 2000, the Oral Health Foundation has invested nearly £2 million on improving awareness and education around mouth cancer. This could not have happened without your support.
But there's more we can do.
Over the last year, 8,337 people in the UK were given the life-changing news that they have mouth cancer.
These numbers continue to rise while the disease claims more lives than cervical and testicular cancer combined.
The more we know about mouth cancer, the better chance we have of beating it. This means knowing how to spot mouth cancer early and knowing where to go when we see something out of the ordinary. It also means reducing our risk by cutting down on the things that cause mouth cancer.
This is why they need your help.
How you can take part in Mouth Cancer Action Month
During November Mouth Cancer Action want your support so that more people know about mouth cancer. This includes:
- Knowing how to spot mouth cancer early and regularly checking for unusual changes in the mouth.
- Understanding what is likely to cause mouth cancer and reducing your risk.
- Acting quickly when you see something out of the ordinary by visiting your dentist.
To help you along the way, they have lots of information about mouth cancer on the Mouth Cancer Action website. They also have free downloadable materials.