Charity announces launch of Mouth Cancer Action Month 2019
The charity campaign, which takes place throughout November, is looking for dental and health professionals to lead the way in the fight against mouth cancer by educating patients about the risk factors and common symptoms.
Cases of mouth cancer have increased by 49 per cent in the last decade, and it claims almost 3,000 lives a year. Many of those who lose their battle with mouth cancer do so because the disease is caught too late.
Nigel Carter OBE, Chief Executive of the Oral Health Foundation, explains why your support is vital to make Mouth Cancer Action Month 2019 the most successful yet. He says, “Awareness of mouth cancer remains extremely poor. This includes knowledge about what causes the disease, what it looks like in the early stages, where it can appear and where members of the public should go if they notice something out of the ordinary.
“This has a devastating impact on survival outcomes, as well as a person’s quality of life.