Around 3,000 deaths caused by late oral cancer diagnosis

Almost 3,000 deaths from oral cancer last year could have been avoided with early referral and diagnosis.

That’s according to the British Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (BAOMS), after the Oral Health Foundation launched a report on the state of oral cancer in the UK.

The State of Mouth Cancer UK shows that diagnosis of 45% of oral cancer cases are when cancer is most advanced.

‘More must be done to raise public awareness of the signs that could indicate oral cancer,’ Kathy Fan, BAOMS council member, said……..CLICK HERE