Mouth Cancer Action Month

Mouth Cancer Action Month is the UK's biggest charity campaign for mouth cancer awareness.

Taking place throughout November, thousands of amazing people go out into their communities to raise awareness of mouth cancer and share the important message of being mouthaware.

Since we started our first event in the year 2000, the Oral Health Foundation has invested nearly £2 million on improving awareness and education around mouth cancer. This could not have happened without your support.

But there’s more we can do.

Over the last year, 8,337 people in the UK were given the life-changing news that they have mouth cancer. 

These numbers continue to rise while the disease claims more lives than cervical and testicular cancer combined.

The more we know about mouth cancer, the better chance we have of beating it. This means knowing how to spot mouth cancer early and knowing where to go when we see something out of the ordinary. It also means reducing our risk by cutting down on the things that cause mouth cancer.

This is why we need your help.

How you can take part in Mouth Cancer Action Month

During November we want your support so that more people know about mouth cancer. This includes:

  • Knowing how to spot mouth cancer early and regularly checking for unusual changes in the mouth.
  • Understanding what is likely to cause mouth cancer and reducing your risk.
  • Acting quickly when you see something out of the ordinary by visiting your dentist.

To help you along the way, we have lots of information about mouth cancer on this website. We also have free downloadable materials.

You can also support our charity by fundraising.


Fundraising is the perfect way to raise awareness while collecting donations for us. These donations help the Oral Health Foundation continue it's important work with mouth cancer awareness. 

That's not all. There are so many other ways you can help support Mouth Cancer Action Month.

If you feel as though mouth cancer does not get enough recognition and you think something needs changing, then chances are there are other people who feel the same.

By working together, we can reduce the number of people whose lives are affected by mouth cancer.

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