What will your pound turn into?  The Mouth Cancer Foundation is part of a fundraising initiative to see how much a £1 donation can turn into at the end of 365 days.

Human Papillomavirus (HPV) is the cause of numerous diseases and cancers, including mouth cancer.  It has been estimated that HPV is the cause of 5% of all cancer cases. 

Today sees the start of National Smile Month which runs until 15th June 2017. National Smile Month is run by the Oral Health Foundation and aims to improve the UK’s oral Health and raise awareness of important health issues. There are three easy key messages which everyone can adopt to maintain a healthy mouth.

Anthony Evans was diagnosed with throat cancer in January 2015 when he was just 49 years old.  He had surgery to remove the lump, chemotherapy and radiotherapy.  His wife Jackie, who also had to help their two young children, 10 and 13 years old at the time through their Dad’s experience describes the time as ‘Just horrific!’

…to the great Mouth Cancer 10KM Awareness Walk. The horn will sound at 12 noon to start the 12th annual walking event which takes place in London’s Hyde Park to raise awareness for all head and neck cancers.

Our colleagues at HPV Action have carried out a survey to coincide with World Immunization Week.  The results reveal overwhelming support for all boys to be vaccinated against the human papillomavirus, (HPV). 97% of dentists and 94% of GPs would have their own sons vaccinated against HPV. 

The World Health Organisation has declared the last week in April World Immunization Week, which aims to raise awareness about the importance of full immunization throughout life.

April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month in the USA. Close to 49,750 Americans will be diagnosed with oral cancer this year, that’s 132 new people every day. Of those newly diagnosed individuals, only slightly more than half will be alive in 5 years. This is a number which has not significantly improved in decades.