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The tooth, which once belonged to the guitarist’s former housekeeper Dot Jarlett, was bought by Canadian dentist Michael Zuk for £19,000. It was made into three necklaces-one of which is being displayed at 16 dental practices around the UK. As the necklace arrives at each practice, people coming to take a look at it are being offered free screenings for mouth cancer.   

Torbay Hospital has become the first in the country to provide robotic surgery for throat and mouth cancers.  This innovative surgery was made possible by a generous donation from the Hospital’s League of Friends and means a less invasive procedure for patients, with a quicker recovery time and fewer side effects.  The Robotic surgery allows surgeons to remove cancers of the tonsil, back of the

If you work in the Head and Neck Cancer field you might be interested in this one day conference from the Royal Society of Medicine.  The RSM, a charity organisation which provides educational conferences for the professional development of Consultants, Surgeons, Trainees and Medical Students, is holding a meeting entitled: Survivorship in Head and Neck Cancer taking place on Friday 15 February

Here at the charity we were saddened to hear of the death of the great American actor Jack Klugman.  Jack, who was 90, starred in the 1970s hit TV series The Odd Couple and Quincy M.E.  The actor lost his voice to throat cancer in the 1980s but later trained himself to speak again.

We are very grateful to Unite for their generosity which allows us to meet our objectives and spread a better understanding and appreciation about mouth cancer. Our work would be impossible without the contributions of our many donors.    If you are company and would like to make a regular donation to our charity please get in touch.   

And now, a study conducted by a team of researchers from the American Cancer Society in Atlanta, Georgia has found that drinking four cups of coffee a day can halve the risk of mouth cancer even in smokers and drinkers (http://www.cancer.org/cancer/news/news/study-coffee-may-reduce-ri

The actor, who won fame as J. R. Ewing on the hit show, announced that he had a ‘treatable’ form of throat cancer in October 2012.  He received treatment while filming the new Dallas series which started airing in June of this year. Larry Hagman’s ashes will be scattered at Southfork Ranch in Parker, Texas to commemorate the actor.  

The awards are open to all support groups or projects that work with and support people affected by head and neck cancers. They aim to highlight that local support has a positive impact on the quality of life of patients, their families and carers.

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