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UK mouth cancer cases reach record high

UK mouth cancer cases reach record high – New Update 2023

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01 November 2020
New cases of mouth cancer in the United Kingdom have risen to a record high, according to the findings of a new report.
Figures collected by the Oral Health Foundation show that 8,722 people in the UK were diagnosed with the disease last year, increasing by 97% since 2000.
Mouth cancer cases in the UK have soared for the 11th year in a row and have more than doubled within the last generation.
The findings are part of the charity’s new State of Mouth Cancer UK Report 2020/21 and have been released to coincide with November’s Mouth Cancer Action Month.
Dr Nigel Carter OBE, Chief Executive of the Oral Health Foundation, believes with mouth cancer cases continuing to rise, more must be done to raise awareness of the disease.
Dr Carter says: “While many cancers are seeing a reduction in the number of people affected, mouth cancer is one of very few that is sadly going the other way.  Established risk factors like smoking and excessive…

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