How your practice can support
Mouth Cancer Action Month

1st - 30th November

November is Mouth Cancer Action Month; an initiative run by the Oral Health Foundation.

It’s important that we all do our bit to help support mouth cancer awareness by promoting to patients the importance of oral health and ‘being mouth aware’ in order to reduce the number of lives lost to mouth cancer.

What patients need to know

The key message to get across to patients is:

if in doubt, get checked out

Ensure patients are aware of the signs and symptoms not to ignore:


Inform them that if they notice any of these symptoms, they must tell their dentist or doctor immediately.

It is also important to stress the risk factors involved with mouth cancer as 91% of all diagnoses are linked to lifestyle:

Get involved

Head over to www.mouthcancer.org. Here you will find everything you need.

Ideas on how your practice can get involved include:


Let’s all do our bit to help reach the maximum number of people with the Oral Health Foundation’s messages of education, prevention and early detection to reduce the number of lives effected by mouth cancer.