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Mouth Oral Cancer

Men twice as likely to develop oral cancer

Men are more than twice as likely as women to develop oral cancer, according to new figures released by Cancer Research UK today (Wednesday).

Mouth cancer rates soar over 20 years

A new Cancer Research UK analysis reveals that rates of mouth (oral) cancer have jumped by 68 per cent in the UK over the last 20 years.

Spotting symptoms – a personal story about oesophageal cancer

You may have seen reports this week that people with mouth and oesophageal cancers are leaving it longer between first noticing a symptom and visiting their GP compared to...

Booze causes at least 13,000 cancers a year in the UK

Alcohol causes at least 13,000 cases of cancer a year in the UK, according to a new report published in the British Medical Journal today (Friday)

Smoking triggers saliva's switch from hero to villain

Cigarette smoke transforms healthy saliva into a deadly cocktail that can accelerate mouth cancer, according to new research in the British Journal of Cancer 1.

Bangladeshis unaware of mouth cancer risk - Cancer Research UK

Many Bangladeshis in the UK are unaware that smoking or chewing tobacco or betel quid increase the risk of developing mouth cancer - according to a new survey from the...

Betel-nut chewers with faulty gene have higher risk of mouth cancer

Some people who chew betel nut may be genetically more prone to mouth cancer, a new report in the British Journal of Cancer reveals1.

Alcohol is linked to rise in mouth cancer cases but few are of danger

Alcohol is contributing to a steep rise in mouth cancer cases in the UK. But few people are aware that it is a risk factor for the disease, according to a new Cancer...

Less booze not more veg is key to cut cancer risk

People should be warned that cancer is linked to obesity and alcohol, rather than urged to eat more fruit and vegetables to protect against the disease.

HPV pushes oral cancer cases past 6,000 a year

The number of oral cancer cases diagnosed each year in the UK has risen above 6,000 for the first time, new figures from Cancer Research UK show today.