Mouth Cancer Action Month is the UK’s biggest charity campaign for mouth cancer awareness.
Taking place throughout November, thousands of amazing people go out into their communities to raise awareness of mouth cancer and share the important message of being mouth aware.
Since they 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.
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.
How you can take part in Mouth Cancer Action Month
During November we 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, there’s a lot of information about mouth cancer on their website, they also have free downloadable materials, just copy the link below in your web browser: https://www.dentalhealth.org/mouthcanceractionmonth2020?fbclid=iwar0eouvvdsqs4hyhjsf9hxnw_n8d2cgfbkeut2g3ccbf68893wbf7l6ya90
If you or anyone close to you want to speak to a dentist or you have any concerns about your mouth health, please get in touch.