s the incidence of oral cancers rises exponentially year on year, the role of the dentist in early diagnosis and treatment of what is a potentially devastating condition assumes increasing significance. At Wansford Smile Studio we place huge importance on not only early detection, but also on prevention through education and regular screening; as part of our committment to offering the highest level of care for our patients and members of our community, we routinely screen for oral cancer and are available to offer advice and screening and onward referrals if necessary.
The Mouth Cancer Foundation was founded in June 2004 by Dr Vinod Joshi. It is a professional support organization solely dedicated to helping people with mouth, throat and other head and neck cancers deal with the crisis of cancer. Through a variety of ways the charity provides support, resources, information and contact with people in a similar situation at a difficult time.
This is a fantastic resource, not only for those suffering from cancers affecting the head and neck but also for those who care for them, or simply for those who wish to know more about these cancers and their impact on those suffering from them and their families. The website provides a wealth of information for patients and carers alike, as well as for those who wish to take a more active role in providing help and support for those afflicted with mouth, head and neck cancers.
Information available on the website includes:
- Advice and Support
- A Community Forum
- A Patient’s Guide to Mouth Cancer
- A recipe book for mouth cancer sufferers
- Information on grants available
- Access to local support groups
- Information on upcoming events ….. and plenty more.