Effect of Mouth Cancer Awareness Week on urgent suspected head and neck cancer referrals

R Rafiq, P Brocklehurst, Simon N Rogers

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    Abstract

    The purpose of this study was to find out whether Mouth Cancer Awareness Week and associated activities made any difference to the number of urgent or two-week urgent referrals to the oral and maxillofacial department at University Hospital, Aintree, whether they were appropriate, and the number of patients who were found to have cancer. A prospective audit over six months before, during, and after the awareness week showed a rise in the number of referrals over time, with the highest number in February. Of the 120 patients evaluated, cancer was confirmed in 13 (11%).
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)183-185
    JournalBritish Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
    Volume51
    Issue number7
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Oct 2013

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