A Message From Founder Dr Vinod Joshi

I founded the Mouth Cancer Foundation in June 2004 to be a professional support organisation solely dedicated to helping people with mouth, throat and other head and neck cancers deal with the crisis of cancer. Through a variety of ways the charity gives resources, information and contact with people in a similar situation at a difficult time.

Dr Vinod K Joshi
BDS DRDRCS FDSRCPS FDSRCS.

Welcome to the Mouth Cancer Foundation

The Mouth Cancer Foundation is a charity dedicated to helping and supporting those suffering from or at risk of mouth cancer, throat cancer and other head and neck cancers, as well as providing assistance and information on living with mouth cancer for families, friends and carers.

What is mouth cancer? Mouth cancer, also known as oral cancer, describes one of the areas where head and neck cancers can occur and includes various kinds of tumours affecting the lips, salivary glands, tongue, gums, palate and inside of the cheeks.

The promotion, protection and education of good health is key to raising awareness of mouth cancer. The charity aims to inform the public about the signs, symptoms, facts and figures and key causes of mouth cancer. Know what increases your risk of getting the disease including information on HPV, alcohol and smoking.

What to do if you think you may have mouth cancer? There is information on how to reduce your chances of getting head and neck cancers such as carrying out a regular screening or learning how to examine yourself using the Bite Back at Mouth Cancer system devised by the charity.

Speak to patients, carers and survivors through the community forum or find a local support group, both useful resources.

Help raise awareness by fundraising or join in the charity's annual fundraiser, the Mouth Cancer 10km Awareness Walk. Read about top fundraising tips or take advantage of the free leaflets and posters on offer in the merchandise section of the website.

Early detection saves lives! There is an area for health professionals giving further information about mouth cancer and screening techniques for its early detection.

A Message from Mouth Cancer Foundation Co-Founder and President, Krishan Joshi

The Mouth Cancer Foundation is a small charity with our patient, carers and survivors' community at its heart.

Currently our lives are changing in ways that were unthinkable a few days ago. Our hearts are with so many people already affected by this global pandemic. We express our gratitude to all the health care workers in our community working, tirelessly, on the front lines.

We are already seeing so many incredible acts of kindness and people coming together to ensure those in need are taken care of. While society is encouraging social distancing and the world around us is shutting down for maximum protection, support is more important than ever.

We want you to know that we are here for you. If you have any questions, worries or concerns the best places for information are www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/ and www.cancerresearchuk.org/about-cancer/cancer-in-general/coronavirus-and-cancer

There is also our Patient and Carers Advice line 01924 950950, or email in at info@mouthcancerfoundation.org

By working together, we will get through the tough few weeks ahead.

Stay safe and look after your loved ones.

Krishan Joshi

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