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Members' Business — S6M-01700 David Torrance: Mouth Cancer Action Month 2021

Wednesday 24 November 2021 5:00 PM


That the Parliament recognises that November 2021 is Mouth Cancer Action Month; acknowledges the work of the Mouth Cancer Foundation and the Oral Health Foundation in raising awareness of mouth cancer; understands that mouth cancer is the sixth most common cancer worldwide, with over 8,300 new cases diagnosed in the UK each year; believes that nine out of 10 mouth cancer cases could be prevented by adopting lifestyle changes; understands that, while mouth cancer is twice as common in men than women, an increasing number of women are also being diagnosed with the disease; welcomes the increased education of the risks, signs and symptoms of mouth cancer, in order to encourage everyone to discuss these with their dental professional, and commends the efforts of all organisations and campaigners that continue to raise awareness of mouth cancer and aim to make a difference by saving thousands of lives through early detection and prevention.

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