Entry for the Mouth Cancer Foundation’s Charity Project Awards 2019, courtesy of dental implant company Straumann is now closed.  We will review the applications we have received and will announce the recipients of the of three grants, Gold £1500, Silver £1000 and Bronze £500 in the next few weeks.

Top Gun star Val Kilmer made a rare public appearance in New York – just days after the trailer for the sequel to his hit movie was released. The star, 59, who has been battling throat cancer, has recently returned to the spotlight after taking time out of his movie career to fight the disease.

The Mouth Cancer Foundation has a dedicated HELPLINE telephone number.  It is 01924 950 950.  It operates between 0900 and 1700 Monday to Friday. The helpline is manned by mouth cancer survivor and Mouth Cancer Foundation Patient Ambassador, Rachel Parsons who will do her best to answer any patient, carer and survivor related queries.

Another year, another walk and once again a generous donation of a screening until at the event, courtesy of King’s College Hospital.  The screening unit will be manned by Mouth Cancer Foundation’s Ambassadors, Mr Mahesh Kumar and his colleagues from London North West Healthcare NHS Trust. 

Brenda’s Easy to Swallow Cookbook supported by the Mouth Cancer Foundation continues to sell on a regular basis offering easy to swallow meal ideas for patients, especially after surgery.   

Bupa Cares has donated £500 to the Mouth Cancer 10 KM Awareness Walk and has employees signed up to take part in the event.  The 14th free Mouth Cancer 10 KM Awareness Walk, is the only walk of its kind solely for mouth cancer and is a fantastic team building day out.

Have you done your #MC7 self-examination yet?  #MC7 is the charity’s latest social media initiative to educate and encourage the general public to sit up and take note that they should be checking themselves for mouth cancer at least once a month.  MC stands for Mouth Cancer and the 7 is the 7 areas of the mouth that everyone should be checking - Face, Neck, Lips, Gums, Cheeks, Tongue and Mouth