Mouth Cancer Action Month is every November, it is a month dedicated to the understanding of Mouth Cancer and more importantly, how to see the signs!
Here at Wilson House Dental Practice we wanted to raises awareness of #MouthCancerAction month.
Every year in the United Kingdom, around 8,300 people are diagnosed with cancer, which is about 1 in every 5 cancers diagnosed. More than 2 in 3 cases of mouth cancer develop in adults over the age of 55.
Every November, the British Dental Health Foundation organises and runs Mouth Cancer Action Month, under the message, ‘if in doubt, get checked out’. Their campaign has become an influential springboard in educating the public about mouth cancer, highlighting the risks, symptoms and causes of the disease.
The campaign is about taking action and raising awareness, particularly among those who are most at risk, so here at Wilson House we thought it best to show people the ways in which to spot mouth cancer and prevent progression of the disease.
Mouth cancer refers to cancer that develops in any of the parts that make up the mouth (oral cavity). Mouth cancer can occur on the:
Signs and symptoms of mouth cancer may include:
Make an appointment with your doctor or dentist if you have any persistent signs and symptoms that bother you and last more than two weeks. Your doctor will likely investigate other more common causes for your signs and symptoms first, such as an infection.
Factors that can increase your risk of mouth cancer include:
There’s no proven way to prevent mouth cancer. However, you can reduce your risk of mouth cancer if you:
Wilson House are still open despite COVID-19 measures, we are taking patients on and are here to help people.
If you have any inquiries, please get in touch.
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