The incidence, and mortality from oral cancer has risen in several regions of Europe. In the early stages oral cancer remains asymptomatic. Proper (systematic) visual inspection of the oral cavity may lead to identifying  early asymptomatic disease and people at risk. Most oral cancers are however, detected at a late stage due to delays in diagnosis, when treatment is complex, costly and has poor outcomes.

This website provides information for dental and primary health care professionals in key aspects of early diagnosis and prevention of oral cancer.

Did you know?

Oral cancer is the 8th most common malignancy reported worldwide and affects lips, tongue and mouth.

This project is part of the European Commission’s Lifelong Learning Programme that funds ‘mobility’ initiatives.  These enable co-operative projects to transfer or develop innovative practices and networks focusing on topical educational themes.

The Leonardo da Vinci Partnerships enable organisations in the education or vocational sector to work with partners from across Europe, exchange best practices, and develop material to promote staff expertise.