Mouth Cancer Facts and Figures
1 person every 3 HOURS is lost to Mouth cancer
Over 8300 new cases in the UK each year
Each year 2700 + lives are lost to Mouth Cancer
Worldwide Mouth Cancer affects 650,000 per year
Mouth Cancer is TWICE as common in men than women, though an increasing number of women are being diagnosed with the disease.
78% off cases occur in the Over 55 age group
Incidence has risen by 49% over the past 10 years
5 year SURVIVAL rate has hardly improved in last few decades due to late detection
25% of mouth cancer cases have no associated significant risk factors.
More people in the UK die each year of mouth cancer than of cervical and testicular cancer combined
Mouth cancer causes more deaths in the UK each year than road traffic accidents
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Last Update: January 2021