• Around 2,701 people in the United Kingdom lose their life to mouth cancer every year.  That's 7 people every day.

  • Mouth cancer is the 17th most common cause of cancer death in the UK, accounting for around 2% of all cancers deaths.

  • In men, mouth cancer in the 16th most common cause of cancer death in the UK, with around 1,835 deaths.

  • In women, mouth cancer is the 18th most common cause of cancer death in the UK, with around 844 deaths.

  • The most deadly mouth cancer is cancer of the tongue, accounting for over a quarter (28%) of all mouth cancer deaths last year.

  • Men are far more likely to die from mouth cancer than women. Men account for 70% of mouth cancer deaths compared to only 30% for women.

  • Deaths from mouth cancer are heavily linked to the stage of diagnosis.