Why Support the Mouth Cancer Foundation?
There are over 8,700 new cases of mouth cancer in the UK every year.
The majority of deaths from mouth cancer occur because of late detection, due to a low public awareness of the signs, symptoms, and risks. Self-checks for mouth cancer take just 2 minutes and could save your life, or someone you know.
The Mouth Cancer Foundation exists to save and improve the lives of patients, carers and survivors, increase awareness and education about all head and neck cancers. We want to make sure that everyone knows about mouth cancer so that cases can be caught earlier and patients are more likely to survive.
The charity runs the only walk for mouth cancer, the Mouth Cancer 10 KM Awareness Walk anywhere in the world. It is free to take part so everyone, anywhere can join in!
What is Mouth Cancer?
This is the general term given to the variety of malignant tumours that develop in the mouth, (oral cavity). The Mouth Cancer Foundation promotes awareness of all head and neck cancers i.e. throat (pharynx), voice box (larynx), salivary glands, nose, nasal, sinuses, lips and skin.