Cancer patients have many concerns and often want to talk to someone to share their experiences. We would like to build a network of Patient Representatives who are willing to spare a few hours, as required, to talk, email or visit patients in their homes. Contact us for more information. 

 One of the communication tools that aims to help is the Alexicom App which is available in five languages and can be downloaded onto either a phone, Ipad or Ipod.  Once it is set up, patients can use it by clicking words/pictures that will “speak” the word or sentence attached to it.  For more information on the application, please visit

We now want to expand our network of support groups to be able to help even more people.  If you run a support group or are a patient who attends a support group you would like to recommend to include on our new website then please get in touch. 

April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month in the USA. In support of this initiative, the Mouth Cancer Foundation is urging everyone to make an appointment to see their dentist and to undergo regular dental checks every six months. Early detection of mouth cancer can save your life! 

Assistant Bioengineering Professor Manu Prakash from Stanford University in America has developed an oral cavity scanner, Oscan, which can be attached to any smartphone’s built-in camera to take a high-resolution, panoramic image of a person’s complete mouth cavity. Images can then easily be sent wirelessly to health workers, dentists or oral surgeons around the world for diagnosis.

On Sunday 8th April 2012, Kerry organised a karaoke night at her local pub to raise money for the charity. Her Dad is battling cancer of the voice box so Kerry knows how important our work is. She has raised a fantastic total of £633.00. To add to Kerry’s total visit her

We’re all for this one.  On 14th April we read on that Professor Martin Thornhill from the University of Sheffield is working with researchers from Rice University in America to create a revolutionary test that will help dentists diagnose oral cancer in less than 20 minutes.

The Mouth Cancer Foundation launches a brand new website at  Find a wealth of information on all aspects of head and neck cancer, merchandise and upcoming events.

The walk is a huge success and has raised almost £200,000 in the six years it has been running.  Money raised from the walk goes towards helping raise awareness and much needed funds for head and neck cancer patients.

Dr Vinod Joshi, who founded the Mouth Cancer Foundation in June 2004 as a professional support organization dedicated to helping people with throat mouth and other head and neck cancers deal with the crisis of cancer is now assisting with the setting up of a clinic for oral care of patients with special care needs and with mouth cancer awareness campaigns and improving support for mouth cancer