Proclaimed by the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC), World Cancer Day is celebrated annually on 4th February to raise awareness of cancer and to encourage its prevention, detection and treatment.

They encouraged the public to grow beards for the entire month and get sponsored to do so. The campaign culminated with a “Facial Hair Face-Off” during which a participant sporting the most creative facial hair was awarded the “Crown of Manuary.”  All funds raised during the campaign will be used locally to develop future treatments for head and neck cancers.

The online and print publication for students will spread the world about the charity and help us raise awareness of mouth cancer among young people. Support received from the magazine is very important for us as mouth cancer is a debilitating disease which affects more and more people regardless of age.

Changing sexual behaviour has increasingly contributed to the rise of cancers that occur in the back regions of the mouth-around the base of the tongue, the back of the throat, the tonsils and the tonsillar pillars. They can be deadly and affect more men than women.

The tooth, which once belonged to the guitarist’s former housekeeper Dot Jarlett, was bought by Canadian dentist Michael Zuk for £19,000. It was made into three necklaces-one of which is being displayed at 16 dental practices around the UK. As the necklace arrives at each practice, people coming to take a look at it are being offered free screenings for mouth cancer.   

Torbay Hospital has become the first in the country to provide robotic surgery for throat and mouth cancers.  This innovative surgery was made possible by a generous donation from the Hospital’s League of Friends and means a less invasive procedure for patients, with a quicker recovery time and fewer side effects.  The Robotic surgery allows surgeons to remove cancers of the tonsil, back of the

If you work in the Head and Neck Cancer field you might be interested in this one day conference from the Royal Society of Medicine.  The RSM, a charity organisation which provides educational conferences for the professional development of Consultants, Surgeons, Trainees and Medical Students, is holding a meeting entitled: Survivorship in Head and Neck Cancer taking place on Friday 15 February

Here at the charity we were saddened to hear of the death of the great American actor Jack Klugman.  Jack, who was 90, starred in the 1970s hit TV series The Odd Couple and Quincy M.E.  The actor lost his voice to throat cancer in the 1980s but later trained himself to speak again.

We are very grateful to Unite for their generosity which allows us to meet our objectives and spread a better understanding and appreciation about mouth cancer. Our work would be impossible without the contributions of our many donors.    If you are company and would like to make a regular donation to our charity please get in touch.