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Members of the Mouth Cancer Screening Accreditation Scheme now have access to a brand new CPD.  In order to get started on the new CPD members should please email info@mouthcancerfoundation.org the following details for all users in your practice who should have access to the new CPD: First name

The Mouth Cancer Foundation would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone a very Happy Easter!

Last week we brought you the story of Peterborough Head and Neck Cancer Support Group, Crokus Club hosting a Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Stand in Peterborough City Hospital.      

Today, Wednesday 9th March 2016, is national No Smoking Day and the Mouth Cancer Foundation is urging everyone to quit smoking or take the first steps to give up cigarettes for good. Around the world people are coming together on No Smoking Day to encourage everyone who smokes to give up the habit.  This year’s No Smoking Day theme is ‘Proud to be a Quitter’.

Peterborough Head and Neck Cancer Support Group, Crokus Club, is hosting a Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Stand in Peterborough City Hospital on Friday 11th March.    

Last week we brought you the story of Sam Croucher’s family fun day fundraising event in memory of his sister-in-law Nikki Croucher. More than 120 people turned out to support Sam and took part in a five-a-side football tournament, followed by a disco in Portsmouth on Saturday 20th February.  The event raised £1549.23 for the Mouth Cancer Foundation. 

There is an encouraging article out in the New Scientist about how the vaccination against the human papilloma virus, (HPV), has more than halved the number of HPV infections in America, the leading cause of cervical cancer, despite its relatively low uptake in the country.

A mother-of-three who lost her nose due to aggressive mouth cancer has received a £900,000 payout after a delay in diagnosis.  Andrea McNicholas, 49, from Wigan in Lancashire had complained of symptoms, including a hole in the roof of her mouth that wouldn't heal, for more than a year.

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