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A young Shrewsbury mum has undergone surgery to rebuild her tongue after a seemingly innocent ulcer turned out to be mouth cancer.  Liz Marsh, 28, is finally smiling again after having part of her tongue removed and rebuilt in a bid to save her life.  After first detecting an ulcer, Liz claims her worries were dismissed by doctors who thought the small mass was harmless.

The 3rd World Head and Neck Cancer Day will take place on Friday 27th July.   This is the date declared by the International Federation of Head and Neck Oncology Societies as World Head and Neck Cancer Day. 

Come to this year’s Mouth Cancer 10KM Awareness Walk and you can take advantage of a free mouth cancer screening courtesy of Mouth Cancer Foundation Ambassadors, Mr Mahesh Kumar and Mr Bhavin Visavadia and their colleagues from London North West Healthcare NHS Trust.   All screeners have kindly agreed to give up their time for one day to help our charity.

HPV Action, of which the Mouth Cancer Foundation is a member, welcomes the JCVI’s (Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation) announcement on HPV vaccination for boys and calls on the Department of Health and Social Care to accept the JCVI’s advice and without further delay announce that boys will be included in the national HPV vaccination programme.  Since the statement was made, the We

Wednesday 18th July should be the day that the JCVI, (Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation) recommend whether or not British boys should receive the HPV (Human Papilloma Virus) vaccination.    Around 400,000 boys unvaccinated every year, leaves millions at risk of developing HPV related cancers, including mouth cancer.

Yesterday, Charity Media Consultant, Elizabeth Laverack, had the pleasure of attending a cheque presentation at Lochinver House School in Potters Bar, Hertfordshire to receive a substantial £5000 donation to the charity.

Tesco’s UK and Ireland Chief Executive, Charles Wilson, is stepping down from his role, after being diagnosed with throat cancer earlier this year. The supermarket announced today that Mr Wilson had received the diagnosis after an operation to remove his tonsils in April.   He underwent daily radiotherapy in May and June. 

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