VOTE FOR THE MOUTH CANCER SCREENING ACCREDITATION SCHEME

THURSDAY 5TH SEPTEMBER 2013

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  • MOUTH CANCER FOUNDATION FOUNDER – DR VINOD JOSHI

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The Mouth Cancer Foundation is delighted to announce that its Mouth Cancer Screening Accreditation Scheme has been shortlisted for a prestigious award after only 4 months in operation.  The scheme is a finalist in the ‘Most Innovative Dental Treatment or Service’ for his year’s My Face My Body Awards.

The Mouth Cancer Screening Accreditation Scheme calls for every dental practice in the UK to be carrying out a thorough head and neck examination as part of regular check-ups.  The scheme is a ‘Two minutes to save a life’ screening protocol, which is a 10-point checklist that every dentist should be able to include in their routine examinations in order to increase early detection rates and save lives. 

Mouth Cancer Foundation Founder, Dr Vinod Joshi says “It is fantastic that such a young scheme is already being recognised.  To be shortlisted is a great honour.  Though we would like to win as this then give us a bigger platform in order to raise further awareness about the importance of a thorough head and neck cancer screen in practice.  This in turn will lead to early detection and an improvement in survival rates.  Please vote and support our entry at http://www.myfacemybody.com/awards/vote.”

The My Face My Body Award Winners will be announced at an awards ceremony on Saturday 2nd November 2013.  For more information please contact the Mouth Cancer Foundation via info@mouthcancerfoundation.org or call +44 (0) 1924 950 950.

 

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NOTES TO EDITORS

The Mouth Cancer Foundation – www.mouthcancerfoundation.org

The Mouth Cancer Foundation is a registered charity no. 1109298.

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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