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As part of our commitment to work extra hard to increase awareness of mouth, throat and other head and neck cancers during that period, we are launching a new viral campaign, “Mission not Impossible”.

As part of the ongoing commitment to raise awareness of this debilitating disease, we are holding the Mouth Cancer Awareness Week from 11th to 17th November and encourage everyone to get involved.

The charity has a lot of success working with many local head and neck cancer support groups across the UK and feel it is important to acknowledge their hard work and achievements. The Mouth Cancer Foundation Support Group Awards will offer grants to the most dedicated support groups which provide local support beyond diagnosis or treatment of head and neck cancers.

And now, a review study presented in the Annals of Oncology revealed that eating green vegetables such as broccoli, cauliflower or Brussels sprouts at least once a week could cut the risk of developing mouth cancer by almost a fifth.

The qMIDS test, which measures the activity of 16 genes, can show whether patients with a sore or ulcer in the mouth possess pre-cancerous cells. Although mouth ulcers and sores are very common and mostly benign, the test can allow at-risk patients to receive earlier treatment.

We all met in London’s Hyde Park where the charity held its 7th annual FREE Mouth Cancer 10 KM Awareness Walk designed to raise much needed funds and awareness to combat all head and neck cancers.  The walk proved to be a great success as almost 800 walkers turned out to ‘step out and make a difference.’

Mouth cancer affects more than 300 Irish people every year. It is often diagnosed at an advanced stage as patients are unaware of the early symptoms of the disease. Mouth Cancer Awareness Day aims to educate people and make them aware that a simple and painless five-minute examination can save their lives.

The walk is designed to raise much needed funds and awareness to combat all head and neck cancers. It is also a fun day out for all the family so we strongly encourage you to sign up today. For more information about the walk and to register, please visit www.mouthcancerwalk.org. We hope to see you soon.   

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