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Dental students walk for mouth cancer

15 August 2014

Dental students walk for mouth cancer

A group of 30 dental students from King’s College London Dental Institute will take part in The Mouth Cancer 10KM Awareness Walk in Hyde Park, London, on Saturday 20th September.

Sorabh Patel, 22, formed the team – ‘Kings Against Cancer’. He says: “Mouth cancer is something we have all studied. As future dentists, we want to find a cure and develop better treatment to help our future patients. The fight with mouth cancer is long so we decided to band together and take part in this incredible event to help the Mouth Cancer Foundation raise much needed funds to allow it to continue its vital work.”

In the UK, nearly 8000 people are diagnosed with mouth cancer every year and around 60,000 people will be diagnosed over the next decade. It has a worst ratio of deaths to cases compared with skin, cervical, breast and prostate cancers and affects more men than women. Sadly, mouth cancer is also still detected too late with dire consequences.

Mouth cancer can occur in any part of the mouth, tongue, lips and adjacent areas like the throat, salivary glands, pharynx, larynx, sinus and other sites in the head and neck area.

To take part in the free Mouth Cancer Foundation 10 KM Awareness Walk visit www.mouthcancerwalk.org.

To support team ‘Kings Against Cancer’, please go to www.justgiving.com/KingsAgainstCancer

 

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