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Lip cancer is a type of mouth cancer, which sounds scary, but the good news is that if caught early, it can be treated successfully.  Therefore, early diagnosis is essential, suggests that ‘with early diagnosis, the chances of survival are nine out of ten’. If you haven’t heard much about it, you’re not alone; a worrying statistic is that although 88% of the British public have heard of mouth (including lip) cancer, 75% do not know what the main signs and symptoms are.  But, according to the Oral Health Foundation, it actually kills more people per year than cervical and testicular cancer combined. So, it really is important to know what to look for and how it differs from other types of cancer.   Signs and symptoms include: Visible changes in the skin on the lips. Open sores. A red patch that becomes crusty, itchy, or bleeds. Lumps or wart-like growths.

We are a team of oral health improvement practitioners who work within the community dental service improving oral health offering training, support and advice Oral Cancer is one of the leading cancers in the uk.. Around 8000 people are diagnosed per year. A huge percentage of those cases could be prevented with earlier detection .. it is our mission spread awareness. Did you miss our previous article…

17 November 2021 More people in the UK will lose their battle with mouth cancer if we do not get into the habit of checking for signs of the disease at home, according to the Oral Health Foundation. New research by the charity and Denplan, part of Simplyhealth, has shown that almost two-in-three (64%) have never checked themselves for signs of cancer in or around the mouth. Carried out as part of November’s Mouth Cancer Action Month, the investigation also found that more than one-in-four (27%) do not know any of the potential early warning signs for the disease. More than 2,700 people in the UK lost their life to mouth cancer last year – a 48% rise compared to a decade ago.  With almost half (45%) of all mouth cancers diagnosed in stage IV, the most advanced phase of the disease, the Oral Health Foundation is appealing for more

Over the last year, 8,772 people in the UK were given the life-changing news that they have mouth cancer – this is one person every hour. 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. Sadly, awareness of mouth cancer continues to be poor. Only one-in-four know the early warning signs while knowledge of the main risk factors is as low as 15%. Like all cancers, early diagnosis of mouth cancer is crucial.  Yet around two-thirds have never checked their mouth for signs of cancer.  Problems accessing health services

Simple functions such as eating and drinking are made more difficult by poor dental health, which can lead to nutritional deficits. It can also have a negative influence on a person’s mental health, resulting in anxiety and depression. Oral illness has also been related to an increased risk of diabetes, heart disease, and dementia. Unfortunately, far too many people are in needless agony and anguish as a result of poor oral health. Many simply cannot afford a dental visit and live in pain everyday which with time can bring out more serious health conditions. Help me fundraise for the oral health foundation and give more people back their smile. Did you miss our previous article…

By knowing the causes of mouth cancer, we can take positive steps to reduce our own level of risk, says a leading health charity. The Oral Health Foundation is raising awareness about the causes of mouth cancer, following new research that shows far too many people remain unaware of the main risk factors. The number of people diagnosed with mouth cancer in the UK has doubled in the last 20 years, with tobacco, drinking alcohol to excess and the human papillomavirus, being the considered the most common causes. However, new data shows that awareness into the three big risk factors is as low as 15%. With more than half of all mouth cancer cases linked to lifestyle factors, the charity along with Denplan, part of Simplyhealth, are using November’s Mouth Cancer Action Month to shed light on the biggest risks factors associated with the disease. Tobacco Smoking tobacco increases your

Mhari Coxon has been revealed as the new president of the Oral Health Foundation. Mhari has worked in dentistry from 1992-2010, with a portfolio of career progression across dental practices, associations, faculties, and hospital environments. Mhari remains a registered dental hygienist, moving to a second career in healthcare marketing in 2010, and is currently Healthcare and Prescription Marketing Strategy Lead for Northern Europe at Johnson & Johnson. Mhari is also a member at the Chartered Institute of Marketing and a fellow of the Chartered Management Institute. With a longstanding passion for oral healthcare, Mhari was officially appointed on 6 December when the board of trustees met at the Royal Society of Public Health. Mhari believes the charity continues to have a key role helping to create healthier communities and reduce to harm caused by dental disease. Mhari says: “In the past two years, the way in which we view our

Dr. Simpson, middle, at her white coat ceremony. Let me start by saying, I hated dental school when I was in it. My father had been having some undetermined health problems, so when I moved to Boston to attend Tufts University School of Dentistry, in the back of my mind there was some ever-present apprehension about what was going on with him. My father was diagnosed with stage IV kidney cancer and initially given four months to live — two months into me starting dental school. So professionally, here I was in my first year of high-level graduate education almost a thousand miles from home, and personally, thinking my father was going to die. Fortunately, he lived for another two and a half years, but he did end up passing away three days after I took part 2 of the NBDE.  I think it’s fair to say, no one would

Editor’s note: This is the eighth article in a series exploring the business aspects of the dental profession, from starting a practice and marketing to hiring staff and finances. Dr. Deshpande A lot of us are thinking of buying a CEREC system in our brand-new office, hoping it make things efficient. We also consider getting the fanciest massage chairs for patients to use. You know what most patients really care about? Being attended to in time and being appreciated and cared for by our staff. Read below to read about two technologies that are already in every office but may not be used to their maximum advantage. Phones Did you know that many phone calls get missed by an average dental office? Did you know the most common time patients call to schedule appointments? Do you know what it costs for you as a practice owner to not know the

LONDON, UK: Since the English government has decided to ease some of the COVID-19 restrictions just as the winter season has arrived, some professional bodies, including the British Dental Association (BDA), are questioning the timing of the decision. In light of the arrival of the Omicron variant and unattainable National Health Service (NHS) targets, the BDA believes that the new standard operating procedures for dentists will not help improve access to dental care in the country. This is also reflected in a recent survey that has highlighted issues about the restoration of services in the country.Did you miss our previous article…