• Last year, 8,337 people in the United Kingdom were diagnosed with mouth cancer.

  • This means that 23 people in the UK are diagnosed with mouth cancer every day.

  • Mouth cancer is the 15th most common cancer in the UK.

  • In men, mouth cancer is the 10th most common cancer in the UK, with around 5,454 new cases a year.

  • In women, mouth cancer is the 16th most common cancer in the UK, with around 2,666 new cases a year.

  • Most mouth cancers occur in the tongue.  These make up around one in three cases for men and women.

  • Mouth cancer is strongly associated with age. More than three in four (76%) mouth cancers are diagnosed in those over the age of 55.