01/11/2017: Mouth Cancer Action Month

Posted by Unum Team on Jan 12, 2016 10:36:52 AM ‹ Back to calendar

November 1st - November 30th

Most people have heard of cancer affecting parts of the body such as the lungs or breasts. However, cancer can also occur in the mouth, where the disease can affect the lips, tongue, cheeks and throat.

Anyone can be affected by mouth cancer, whether they have their own teeth or not. Mouth cancers are more common in people over 40, particularly men. However, research has shown that mouth cancer is becoming more common in younger patients and in women. In the last year 6,767 have been diagnosed with mouth cancer in the UK – an increase of more than a third compared to a decade ago.

Details

Start:
November 1st
End:
November 30th
Website:
http://www.mouthcancer.org/ 
 

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