Mouth and throat cancer preventability statistics
Mouth and throat cancer (also known as mouth, pharynx and larynx cancer) is the eighth most common cancer in the UK.
Mouth and throat cancer incidence
In 2013, 10,655 cases of cancer of the mouth and throat were diagnosed. Of these cancer cases, 7,245 were in men and 3,125 were in women.
Mouth and throat cancer mortality
In the UK in 2013, there were 3,339 deaths from cancer of the mouth and throat. Of these deaths, 2,320 were men and 1,019 were women.
By far the most important thing for reducing the risk of mouth and throat cancer is not smoking. But scientists also estimate the following proportion of cases of mouth and throat could be prevented in the UK through healthy changes:
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