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February 4th is an international day to raise awareness of cancer and to encourage its prevention, detection, and treatment. The 22nd World Cancer Day is led by the Union for International Cancer Control to support the goals of the World Cancer Declaration.
The Theme for this year’s World Cancer Day is ‘Close the Care Gap’, a way to increase awareness of the gap that affects almost everyone seeking cancer care who may hit barriers at every turn. Income, education, geographical location and discrimination based on ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability and lifestyle are just a few of the factors that can negatively affect care.
Currently, mouth cancer affects 650,000 worldwide per year. It is therefore important to ensure that we continue to raise awareness for mouth cancer.
We would like to help raise awareness by providing free leaflets that illustrate the self-check for mouth cancer.
Information provided by Mouth Cancer Foundation | Helpline: 01924 950 950
If you are currently working in the care home sector, the Mouth Cancer Foundation are providing free updated leaflets. ‘LOOK, LISTEN AND OBSERVE FOR MOUTH CANCER’ shows care home staff how to spot changes in the mouth, identify, check and know the signs and symptoms of mouth cancer and enables staff to support residents in their daily mouth care routines.
The leaflets will be provided to the homes currently seen by Hewett’s Dental over the month of February.
Download the free leaflet below
Hannah is an experienced dental nurse, she qualified in 2017 with Diploma in Dental Nursing Level 3. She has quickly established herself as a friendly face at Hewett’s. You may see her working with Dr Essam or Dr Seby.
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