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Preparations are well underway but we are still looking for companies or individuals who could sponsor our two remaining prizes for the Top Fundraisers. If you are able to help us and sponsor a £50.00 or £100.00 prize, please get in touch. 

World No Tobacco Day was created by the member states of the World Health Organization in 1987 to encourage a 24-hour abstinence from all forms of tobacco consumption. It also aims to draw everyone’s attention to the widespread prevalence of tobacco use and to its negative health effects.  

The one-hour technique known as Transoral Robotic Surgery allows a surgeon to remove the cancer without splitting the jaw or taking tissue from other parts of the body.  It involves the use of the Da Vinci robot to access the tonsils through the mouth and unlike a traditional surgery carried out by two surgical teams, it has less complications.

We attended the event for the first time and were thrilled to see so many exhibitors presenting their latest products aimed at improving oral health and shaping the future of dentistry. The exhibition was a great success and we look forward to going again next year.  

We have been working with the agency since our launch in June 2004. They not only look after Press and PR for us and assist us in the day-to-day running of the charity but they are also doing a great job organising our annual Mouth Cancer 10km Awareness Walk to help us raise awareness of mouth cancer and generate much needed funds.

When, in 2007, Keith Hern heard his diagnosis, he decided to set up a website http://www.throatcancersurvivor.co.uk/ and write a book, Bangers & Mash, to share his experience with anyone else going through the same. He also trekked across Iceland in 2009 and raised £7000 for the Royal Marsden Hospital.

To say ‘thank you’ to our Top Fundraisers for the walk, we would like to award them with prizes. If you are able to help us and sponsor a £50.00 or £100.00 prize, please get in touch.  

And now, a study conducted by a team from Israel’s Institute of Technology has found that this beverage can also help fight mouth cancer as it contains antioxidants that destroy a number of compounds in the mouth that can lead to this life-threatening disease. Green tea has many health benefits, so we should start drinking it every day from now on.  

It is an important step forward that will benefit the health of many boys as two strains of HPV virus are increasingly recognised as causes of mouth cancer. Alberta’s Chief Medical Officer, Dr Andre Corriveau, estimates that extending HPV coverage to boys would cost between $5 million and $8 million.

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