In 2011 Mouth Cancer Awareness Day was successfully launched in Ireland by the Mouth Cancer Awareness Group. Members of the public are encouraged to visit dentists participating in the scheme for a FREE mouth cancer screening.

In exactly 100 days, we will all meet in Hyde Park to increase awareness of mouth cancer, raise much needed funds, celebrate survivorship, remember lost dear ones and have fun. There will be a medal. T-shirt and goodie bag full of surprises for everyone who takes part.

Their study, which is published in a recent issue of the journal Oncogene, shows that a protein called Nanong promotes the growth of cancer stem cells in head and neck cancer. This is good news for head and cancer patients as the findings could lead to designing novel targeted drugs that might improve the treatment of the disease.  

Stuart was diagnosed with tongue cancer in May 2012 after suffering with a number of symptoms for a year which four of the doctors he consulted failed to diagnose as cancer. His dentist also failed to pick up on his condition.

If you would like to get involved with our work, especially the Mouth Cancer 10KM Awareness Walk taking place on Sunday 29th September, please get in touch.  

They will feature on the newly launched testimonial page in the Mouth Cancer Screening Accreditation Scheme section of the website.   Practices will have the chance to tell us about their team, explain how they carrying out a thorough head and neck cancer check at routine appointments and feedback on how the scheme is working for them.