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Mouth Cancer Awareness

by dentaldesign, on 22nd November 2018 | 0 comments

At East End Lodge we don’t just look at the health of your teeth, but we also make thorough checks (as standard) of your overall oral health. With such a reported rise in the cases of mouth cancer and a lack of knowledge and understanding of the symptoms, it is important to get regular check up’s and speak to us as soon as you find any unusual lumps, bumps or ulcers.

Key facts from the 2018 State of mouth cancer report:

New cases of mouth cancer in the UK have now reached 8,302 a year.
This has increased by 49% in the last decade and by 135% compared with 20 years’ ago.
56% of mouth cancers appear on the tongue and tonsils.
Last year, 2,722 Brits lost their life the mouth cancer.
The ten-year survival rate is between 19% and 58%, depending on where the cancer strikes and how early it is diagnosed.
Almost nine in ten (88%) British adults have now heard of mouth cancer. However, only 8% are confident about their knowledge of the disease.
Three in four (75%) do not know the major signs and symptoms for mouth cancer.
Awareness on the major risk factors of mouth cancer remains low.
Better lifestyle choices, earlier diagnosis and improved access to dentistry are some of the key challenges in confronting mouth cancer.
Calls for more investment in community dentistry, as well as a catch-up programme for HPV vaccinations.
The full State of Mouth Cancer Report is available to read in full or download by clicking here.

Source: www.dentalhealth.org

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