10 KM AWARENESS WALK PROVED TO BE A GREAT SUCCESS FOR THE 7TH TIME
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – MONDAY 24th SEPTEMBER 2012
Interviews Available: Founder of the Mouth Cancer Foundation Dr Vinod Joshi
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Almost 800 walkers turned out for the UK’s leading mouth cancer charity, the Mouth Cancer Foundation, which held its 7th annual FREE Mouth Cancer 10 KM Awareness Walk in London’s Hyde Park on Saturday, 22nd September. The walk has been designed to increase awareness and raise much needed funds to allow the charity to provide support for mouth cancer patients and carers.
People travelled from all over the country to celebrate survivorship, remember lost dear ones and have fun. There were medals, T-shirts and goodie bags for everyone who took part.
The Founder of the Mouth Cancer Foundation Dr Vinod Joshi says “The Mouth Cancer 10KM Awareness Walk is a great opportunity for mouth cancer survivors, their families and friends, the public and health professionals to come together and stand up against this debilitating disease.”
For more information about the walk, please visit www.mouthcancerwalk.org.
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NOTES TO EDITORS
The Mouth Cancer Foundation – www.mouthcancerfoundation.org
The Mouth Cancer Foundation is a registered charity no. 1109298.
The Mouth Cancer Foundation is a charity solely dedicated to supporting people affected by head and neck cancer. Support can play a pivotal role in meeting the psychosocial needs of patients. The Mouth Cancer Foundation’s online and telephone support service has given head and neck cancer patients and families the opportunity to articulate the consequences of their cancer journey and communicate their shared experiences. It is vital that the charity continues to provide free accessible information resources and ensure Mouth Cancer Foundation support is provided to those that need them.
In the UK, nearly 8000 people are diagnosed with Mouth Cancer every year. Cancers can occur in any part of the mouth, tongue, lips, and adjacent areas like the throat, salivary glands, pharynx, larynx, sinus, and other sites in the head and neck area. In its very early stages, these Mouth Cancers can be easy to ignore.
1. An ulcer or white or red patch anywhere in the mouth that does not heal within 3 weeks
2. A lump or swelling anywhere in the mouth, jaw or neck that persists for more than 3 weeks
3. A difficulty in swallowing, chewing or moving the jaw or tongue
5. A numbness of the tongue or other area of the mouth
6. A feeling that something is caught in the throat
7. A chronic sore throat or hoarseness that persists more than 6 weeks
8. An unexplained loosening of teeth with no dental cause
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