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Oncology Professional Care 2024
21-22 May at ExCeL London

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Potential life-saving oral cancer screening returns to Oncology Professional Care 2024, in partnership with The Swallows Head and Neck Cancer Support Group

Potential life-saving oral cancer screening returns to Oncology Professional Care 2024, in partnership with The Swallows Head and Neck Cancer Support Group

Oncology Professional Care is proud to, once again, host the oral screening booth at the two-day event on 21-22 May 2024 at ExCeL London.

Spearheaded by The Swallows Head and Neck Cancer Support Group in collaboration with the Mouth Cancer Foundation and London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust, this invaluable service gives delegates the opportunity to undergo screening for early signs of cancer or precancerous conditions. This initiative aims to raise awareness about head and neck cancer and emphasise the critical importance of early detection.

Chris Curtis, Chief Executive Officer of The Swallows Head and Neck Cancer Support Group, said: “Last year’s oral screening was such a success with 17.5% of people screened being referred for further investigation, which is frightening if you think that the delegates were healthcare professionals. We need to continue to raise awareness around head and neck cancer and the importance of early diagnoses and what signs to look for.”

Lucy Clarke, Event Manager of Oncology Professional Care, said: “We are proud to host the oral screening booth in partnership with The Swallows again for 2024. It is an important initiative that can potentially save someone’s life – and it only takes 30 seconds to be screened. We encourage every delegate at Oncology Professional Care to take up this opportunity.”

This initiative follows the success of the 2023 event, where 17.5% of screened delegates were referred for further investigation. Notably, 2 in 5 individuals reported experiencing one of the symptoms of head and neck cancer, such as tooth and gum problems (18%), bleeding in mouth, nose, or ear (7%), and sore or ulcer in the mouth (7%).

You can read the full 2023 report The Swallows Head and Neck Cancer Support Group online: bit.ly/3p5osWp

The Swallows Head and Neck Cancer Support Group is a nationwide cancer charity formed by like-minded cancer patients, designed to provide help to patients with head and neck cancers and their caregivers. See more information on the website.

The Swallows Head and Neck Cancer Support Group was selected as Oncology Professional Care’s Charity of the Year for 2024, to help raise awareness of the charity’s aim to support all people affected by head and neck cancers. Oncology Professional Care is a leading event that brings together 1,500+ oncology healthcare professionals to explore cutting-edge developments in cancer treatment and collaborate on improving the complete patient pathway.

Oncology Professional Care is free-to-attend for registered healthcare professionals in the NHS or private setting, and other relevant decision-makers only. Delegates can register for their free pass online: https://bit.ly/3V6S1nS

For delegate enquiries, please contact the team at opc@closerstillmedia.com.

For sponsorship, exhibition or speaking enquiries, please contact Lucy, Event Manager, at l.clarke@closerstillmedia.com.

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