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Oral cancers

Dentists and their teams have a vital role to play in ensuring oral cancers are detected early and patients are informed about the risk factors.

With oral cancers, the key is spotting early on: early detection results in a roughly 90 per cent survival rate, compared to a 50 per cent survival rate for delayed diagnosis - we campaign to raise awareness of the issues, and provide resources for dental professionals to use.




November is the Oral Health Foundation's Mouth Cancer Action Month and we encourage all dentists and their teams to take part and help raise awareness of mouth cancer with your patients.

We are keen to hear what you are doing to help raise awareness during Mouth Cancer Action Month, and we'd love to hear about any cases of oral cancer you have detected.

Please email and let us know if you have detected a case, or let us know what you've been doing during November for the campaign.





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Through policy and campaigning work, the BDA is able to ensure that the concerns of all sections of the profession are raised and that dentists' voices are heard at a national level: join us.

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