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Identifying oral cancer

Identifying oral cancer

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Time to Complete

0.5 hour


April 4, 2017


February 15, 2018

Programme Description

This article by dental nurse and adviser at the Oral Health Foundation, Karen Coates, discusses how to recognise the main signs, symptoms and risk factors of oral cancer in primary care. Key learning points for healthcare professionals include the role of HPV, diet and chewing tobacco, and when to refer.

Educational Objectives

After reading this activity, healthcare professionals should be better able to:
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the signs and symptoms of oral cancer
  • Recognise the lifestyle factors that may increase risk of oral cancer
  • Provide effective preventative advice to patients
  • Author

    Activity and test author
    Karen Coates
    Dental nurse and dental adviser,
    The Oral Health Foundation


    This is a learning activity provided by MIMS Learning, featuring learning material and a test. Completing the test enables you to claim 0.5 learning credits (0.5 hours learning). This credit award is recommended by MIMS Learning based on completing the activity and reflecting on what you have learned. If you spend less time on the activity we recommend claiming fewer credits.

    Please proceed with the activity until you have successfully answered all the test questions and completed your evaluation. You will then receive your MIMS Learning CPD certificate, which will be added to your CPD organiser for access at any time and may be exported to the Clarity & RCGP Appraisal Toolkit for GPs.


    Hardware and Software Requirements
    • A computer with an internet connection
    • Internet Browser: Internet Explorer 7.x or higher, Firefox 4.x or higher, Safari 2.x or higher, or any other W3C standards compliant browser
    • Additional Software: Adobe Flash Player and/or an HTML 5 capable browser maybe required for video or audio playback. PowerPoint or Adobe Acrobat Reader may occasionally be required