Posted by Allie Wright
The British Dental Health Foundation has announced that an upcoming Mouth Cancer Action Month event is going to feature a speech by Professor Simon Rogers.
He will be appearing at a reception at the House of Commons on November 14th and will be joined by leading figures from the world of dentistry, MPs and people who have survived mouth cancer.
Professor Rogers, who is a consultant oral and maxillofacial surgeon at Aintree University Hospital and professor at the Evidence-based Practice Research Centre at Edge Hill University, stated data suggests a continued lack of awareness of mouth cancer in the population means just under half of patients delay seeing their dentist or doctor until the disease is in an advanced stage.
“Cure rates are excellent in early cancer and the treatment is usually much simpler with the use of the laser and no need for radiotherapy,” he said.
Mouth Cancer Action Month will run throughout November to raise awareness of the disease, which data suggests over the next decade will affect 60,000 people in the UK.