The month of November marks Mouth Cancer Action Month, a charity campaign organised by the Oral Health Foundation which is designed to raise awareness of mouth cancer and highlight key detection and prevention messages. Denplan, part of Simplyhealth, is proud to be the campaigns’ principal sponsor for the 22nd year in row.
In the UK, 8,846 people are diagnosed with mouth cancer each year and sadly cases are on the rise, with mouth cancer having increased by 34% in the last decade and by 103% compared with 20 years ago (England data only).1
Mouth cancer can have a significant impact on your day-to-day life and in some cases, can even be fatal. An estimated 3,034 people in the UK lost their life to mouth cancer last year.1 It can affect anyone, so it is vital that you and your family know what to look out for. In this article, we’ll talk about the signs and symptoms of mouth cancer, as well as lifestyle changes that you can make to help reduce your risk.