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A marathon runner from Howden, East Riding, Yorkshire is taking part in the Amsterdam Marathon on 20th October 2013 in order to raise much needed funds for the country’s leading mouth cancer charity, the Mouth Cancer Foundation.

A full-time student William Howes, 25, has decided to run for the Mouth Cancer Foundation as he feels passionate about supporting the charity. His Uncle Terry was diagnosed with mouth cancer earlier this year after his dentist failed to recognise early symptoms of the disease. Terry underwent surgery and received extensive treatment but sadly passed away in May.

William says “It’s been a tough road for my family and in particular for my Auntie. I will be thinking of them every step of the way. The Mouth Cancer Foundation is a small charity and needs donations to keep supporting each person going through this traumatic affair.”

The Founder of the Mouth Cancer Foundation, Dr Vinod Joshi says “We are grateful to William for raising money for our charity. All funds will go towards helping improve the support for mouth cancer sufferers and their families, as well as highlighting the shocking facts about mouth cancer.”

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The Mouth Cancer Foundation –

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 website or by emailing



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