We now have a dedicated text number for anyone wishing to support us in the GIVAPOUND campaign, the fundraising initiative aiming to see how much a £1 donation can turn into at the end of 365 days. To donate directly to the Mouth Cancer Foundation text MCFG17 £1 to 70070.

Today, Friday 26th May 2017, is the UK’s first ever Face Equality Day. Imagine what it is like to be stared at every day? To be told you didn’t get the job because your face ‘didn’t fit’! Being bullied at school or in the work place. Experiencing hate crime. Having strangers ask you personal questions. People who have a disfigurement experience this every day. 

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.