cancer patients, cancer, oral health, check up before cancer surgery

The number of mouth cancer cases has risen sharply over the past decade. It’s Mouth Cancer Action Month, and we’re dedicating November to raising awareness among our followers. Sadly, mouth cancer rates are on the rise in the UK, with almost 3000 Brits dying from the disease in 2017 alone. In today’s blog we’re talking…

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cancer patients, cancer, oral health, check up before cancer surgery

New research shows that attending a dental appointment before cancer surgery could be the difference between life and death. It sounds shocking, but that’s because it is. A simple dental check up before undergoing major cancer surgery could prevent death, or other post-operative illnesses. It might not be at the top of your to-do list…

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oral cancer, cancer screening, oral health, HPV, HPV Vaccine, cancer

HPV or the Human Papillomavirus is a group of viruses and is the most common sexually transmitted virus. But what has this got to do with dentistry? Well, HPV is most commonly attributed to causing genital warts or cervical cancer but HPV can also cause oral cancer. HPV is the leading cause of oro-pharyngeal cancers…

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Oral cancer communication guide created in London to help professionals discuss it with patients. The guide was developed in Kings College Dental Institute to help dental workers navigate the subject with their patients. Dentists have owned up to feeling reluctant to inform their patients that they are trying to detect signs of oral cancer during…

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Could the germs in your mouth lead to pancreatic cancer? New study hints at a link between germs found in your mouth and a heightened risk of pancreatic cancer. Researchers in America believe that they have found links between things lurking in our mouths and the possibility of cancer, Jiyoung Ahn, Associate Professor of Population…

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British Dental Association backs bid for HPV Action Coalition campaigning for vaccinations for boys. The BDA is fighting for the UK vaccination programme to offer equal gender opportunities for vaccinations for the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) “HPV vaccinations should be made available to adolescent boys as well as girls,” the HPV Action coalition stated. The British…

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