Irwin Mitchell lawyers reveal pride at supporting Bite Back at Mouth Cancer campaign

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3 November 2015

IM LLP Logo 2015Irwin Mitchell specialist dental negligence lawyers have revealed their pride at supporting the recent launch of the Bite Back at Mouth Cancer campaign through their ongoing partnership with the Mouth Cancer Foundation, as Mouth Cancer Action Month kicks off across November.

The national law firm was the sole legal partner of the Bite Back at Mouth Cancer initiative, which was based around encouraging the public to use a head and neck check to spot anything that may be out of the ordinary.

As well as becoming a sponsor of the campaign, lawyers at Irwin Mitchell also took part in a range of activities to raise funds for the charity including holding special dress down days and bake sales involving staff.

Their activity included representatives from the law firm joining many others in London’s Hyde Park on September 19th for the Mouth Cancer Foundation’s annual 10K, 2015 marked also marked its 10th anniversary.  Irwin Mitchell was a major sponsor of the walk which saw over 500 people take part on the day including dental professionals, charity members and supporters.

Irwin Mitchell will be continuing to support the Bite Back at Mouth Cancer campaign over the year ahead with more activity planned during November as part of Mouth Cancer Action Month.

Christina Gardiner, a solicitor in Irwin Mitchell’s Dental Negligence team who was involved in all of the activities regarding the Bite Back At Mouth Cancer campaign, said:  “We have been delighted to be the sole legal partner of this campaign and to be involved in helping to raise awareness around the importance of self-checks and signs and symptoms to look out for.

“The Mouth Cancer Foundation does hugely important work not only in terms of raising awareness but ensuring that all of those whose lives have been touched by mouth cancer can get access to the support and advice they need.

“Carrying out the simple examination promoted during the campaign could literally be the difference between life and death, so we would encourage everyone to ensure they are checking themselves regularly.”

Founder of the Mouth Cancer Foundation, Dr Vinod Joshi says “Mouth cancer is becoming a major healthcare concern so it is important to catch it early. Bite Back at Mouth Cancer will play a key role in the early detection of mouth cancer.

“As mouth cancer is on the increase around the world, we urge everyone to take responsibility for their own oral health.  Early diagnosis is imperative in order to save lives. Dentists can also advise patients how to screen and effectively examine their own mouths.”

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