DENTAL PROFESSIONALS STEP OUT AND MAKE A DIFFERENCE

MONDAY 7TH OCTOBER 2013

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“Nearly 8000 people are diagnosed with Mouth Cancer every year in the UK – It is time to take action and make a difference.”

Mouth Cancer Foundation Founder, Dr Vinod Joshi

 

Dental Professionals from the Fresh Smile Dental Clinic in Brighouse, Huddersfield have raised £1018.00 at the recent Mouth Cancer 10 KM Awareness Walk in London. 

Team Fresh Smile includes Nuzat Zaman, 42; Dr Simon Betts, 25; Joanne Speight, 29; Samantha Phillips, 35; Liz Wilson, 44; Ester Liptrot, 25; and Dan Punia, 33.  They were joined by Ameera and Lamya Zaman who study at the Crossley Heath School.  They all stepped out to raise awareness and much needed funds for one of the UK’s leading mouth cancer charities, the Mouth Cancer Foundation.

The team decided to participate in the walk and support the Mouth Cancer Foundation because they wanted to raise greater awareness of mouth cancer. As dental professionals, they understand that it is a debilitating disease which can strike anyone at anytime.

Fresh Smile Dental Practice Manager Nuzat Zaman says “Mouth cancer is often undiagnosed as many people are unaware of changes happening in their mouths. This is the reason why we as dental healthcare professionals should raise awareness of the disease, educate our patients and stress the importance of regular dental checks.”

The Mouth Cancer Foundation 10 KM Awareness Walk took place on Sunday 29th September in Hyde Park, London. People travelled from all over the UK to take part and spread the message about how important it is to detect mouth cancer early, spot the signs and know the symptoms.

The Founder of the Mouth Cancer Foundation Dr Joshi says “Fresh Smile’s contribution to The Mouth Cancer 10KM Awareness Walk highlights the level of dedication that people have to making the Awareness Walk the huge success it is year on year. All money raised from the walk goes towards helping improve the support for mouth cancer sufferers and their families and carers, as well as highlighting the shocking facts about all head and neck cancers.”

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.   

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 website www.mouthcancerfoundation.org or by emailing info@mouthcancerfoundation.org

 

 

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