1. Mouth Cancer Action Month – 1-30th November 2014

    31st October 2014 by thecourtyardclinic

    Here at The Courtyard Clinic one of the most important services that our patients provide is early detection for any of the signs of mouth cancer. Many of the signs of mouth cancer can be caught early by the dentist and this drastically leads to improved survival rates.

    What is Mouth Cancer Action Month?

    Mouth Cancer Action Month logoMouth Cancer Action Month is a charity campaign which aims to raise awareness of mouth cancer and make a difference by saving thousands of lives through early detection and prevention.

    Throughout November we will be aiming to get more mouth cancers diagnosed at an early stage by increasing education of the risk factors and signs and symptoms while encouraging everybody to discuss them with their dental professional.

    In the UK, more than 6,700 people were diagnosed with mouth cancer last year. The disease has grown by a third in the last decade – and remains one of very few cancers which are predicted to increase further in the coming years – that’s why Mouth Cancer Action Month is so important.

    Although there are risk factors heavily linked to the disease, mouth cancer can affect anybody – that’s why it’s so important that we all know what to look out for. The campaign is all about taking action:

    Don’t leave that ulcer unattended for more than three weeks.

    Don’t ignore that unusual lump or swelling or red and white patches in your mouth. Early detection could save your life.

    Mouth cancer takes the lives of more than 2,000 people each year in the UK, which is more than testicular and cervical cancer combined. Mouth cancer also takes more lives a year than road traffic accidents. By knowing more about the risk factors, living healthier lifestyles and by learning what to look out we can help reduce our risk and lower the number of lives that mouth cancer effects.

    It is for these reasons that the team at The Courtyard Clinic will be supporting Mouth Cancer Action month and you may see more information about it around the practice over the month of November.

  2. Stoptober at The Courtyard Clinic

    7th October 2014 by thecourtyardclinic



    Here at The Courtyard Clinic we not only look after our patients teeth but we also want to look after the health of them and their family.

    We are encouraging all of our patients who smoke to start their ‘stop smoking’ voyage in October with the help of Public Health England’s Stoptober challenge.

    Launched in 2012, Stoptober helps and supports smokers to give up for 28 days along with many thousands of others. Those taking part are provided with a detailed step-by-step programme to support them in their attempt to give up their habit.

    It has been shown that people who can stop smoking for 28 days are five times more likely to be able to quit for good compared with smokers who only manage to stop for a day or less, thereby reducing their risk of adverse health effects such as mouth and lung cancer, poor oral health and respiratory disease. The 2013 campaign saw 250,000 people take part and 65 per cent of those who took part successfully quit for 28 days.

    So If you are interested in stopping smoking contact one of our team and we can help you on this life changing journey. Call today on 01932582949

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