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This week (19th to 25th November) is Alcohol Awareness Week run by Alcohol Concern, now Alcohol Change UK, aiming to educate people about the dangers of drinking too much alcohol.  This year the theme of Alcohol Awareness Week is Change.

Mouth Cancer Foundation supporter Irwin Mitchell LLP is holding a fundraiser for our charity on Blue Wednesday.  In the middle of Mouth Cancer Action Month, on 14th November, one of the largest law firms in the UK and leading medical negligence teams in the country is holding a bake sale and encouraging all their staff to wear blue.

Your Cancer Journey – Head and Neck Cancer Conference starts today in Nottingham. The two day event celebrates cancer survivorship and life beyond head and neck cancer.

Saturday 3rd November saw a remarkable cycling challenge take place. 8 amateur cyclists, ranging in age from 22 to 57 years old, all with differing levels of biking ability, rode 115 miles from Arlingham, Gloucestershire to St Albans, Hertfordshire in just over 12 hours. They were joined by 6 ground crew to help them through 4 punctures, a chain break, water and snack stops.

Mouth Cancer Foundation Ambassador, Dentist, Dr Philip Lewis will be lecturing on all things to do with the early detection of mouth cancer at Professional Dentistry North in Manchester on 2nd and 3rd November.   

Throughout November dental health and oral cancer charities, dentists, doctors and pharmacies unite to educate members of general public about a disease that kills more people in the UK than cervical and testicular cancers combined. Mouth Cancer affects nearly 8000 people in the UK every year and it is estimated that about 60,000 people will be diagnosed over the next decade.

Today sees the official launch of Mouth Cancer Action Month at the Houses of Parliament in London. November is Mouth Cancer Action Month, a time when all the dental health charities come together to raise awareness of mouth cancer, promote the importance of early detection, checking yourself and attending an annual screening. 

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