7TH ANNUAL MOUTH CANCER 10KM AWARENESS WALK LAUNCHES TODAY

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: TUESDAY 8TH MAY 2012

Interviews Available:    Founder of the Mouth Cancer Foundation Dr Vinod Joshi

To set up an interview please call Media Ambitions on 0208 940 2222.

Today, the UK’s leading mouth cancer charity, the Mouth Cancer Foundation unveils plans for its 7th annual FREE Mouth Cancer Foundation 10 KM Awareness Walk. The walk, which is a great success and has to date raised a staggering total of £250.000, is designed to increase awareness and through fundraising allows the charity to provide support for mouth cancer patients and carers.

The Mouth Cancer Foundation 10 KM Awareness Walk takes place at 13:00 on Saturday 22nd September 2012, in Hyde Park, London and this year the charity is hoping over 1000 people will step out and make a difference.   

People travel from all over the world to support the walk as it is a fun day out for all the family. There will be FREE mouth cancer screening on the day, plus prizes available for top fundraisers. 

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.”

To take part in the FREE Mouth Cancer Foundation 10 KM Awareness Walk visit www.mouthcancerwalk.org

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For further information or to arrange an interviews please contact

Elizabeth Laverack or Izabela Nair

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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.

Symptoms include:

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

More information about Mouth Cancer is available at the Mouth Cancer Foundation web site www.mouthcancerfoundation.org or by emailing info@mouthcancerfoundation.org

 

 

 

 

 

  

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