Masato Jones Bank Holiday Fundraiser

The fabulous designer Masato Jones are holding a May bank holiday fundraising weekend for us. For every full price tee shirt bought over the weekend they will very kindly donate £5 to our campaign.

Please help them, help us, help you. Thank you

Please click here to get involved today!!

BTC Football kits

Balls to Cancer have teamed up with the brilliant  to bring you new football kits with shirts. shorts, socks, shirt number and sponsors name for the fantastic price of £27 + VAT. EV2 Sportswear have very kindly offered to donate £1 per kit to the charity but more importantly for us, they will print the Balls to cancer logo on every shirt to help you help us promote the charity and the importance to check for cancer.

So please visit the website design your kit and email your enquiry/order to and a copy to

Show your supporters, friends & family the importance of male cancer awareness

Oral Cancer

Mouth cancer, also known as oral cancer, is where a tumourdevelops on the surface of the tongue, mouth, lips or gums.

Tumours can also occur in the salivary glands, tonsils and the pharynx (the part of the throat from your mouth to your windpipe) but these are less common.

Symptoms of mouth cancer include:

  • red or white patches on the lining of your mouth or tongue
  • ulcers
  • a lump

See your GP if these symptoms do not heal within three weeks, especially if you’re a heavy drinker or smoker.

Types of mouth cancer

A cancer that develops on the inside or outside layer of the body is called a carcinoma and these types of cancer are categorised by the type of cells the cancer starts in. Your smile is one of the first things others notice. Cosmetic dentistry can so easily, so affordably, so dramatically transform your entire look, and Dr. Wagner is experienced at preforming number of treatments depending on your wants, needs and goals. Sometimes fixing minor imperfections like cracks, chips and gaps with porcelain veneers can completely change everything. Other times, a simple whitening might be all you need to transform your look and outlook on life. you can learn about dental implants here at this site.

Squamous cell carcinoma is the most common type of mouth cancer, accounting for nine out of 10 cases. Squamous cells are found in many places around the body, including the inside of the mouth and under the skin.

Less common types of mouth cancer include:

  • oral malignant melanoma – where the cancer starts in cells called melanocytes, which help give skin its colour
  • adenocarcinomas – cancers that develop inside the salivary glands

What causes mouth cancer?

Mouth cancer occurs when something goes wrong with the normal cell lifecycle, causing them to grow and reproduce uncontrollably.

Image Dental describes next risk factors for developing mouth cancer include:

  • smoking or using products that contain tobacco
  • drinking alcohol – smokers who are also heavy drinkers have a much higher risk compared to the population at large
  • infection with the human papilloma virus (HPV), the virus that causes genital warts

Who is affected by mouth cancer?

Mouth cancer is an uncommon type of cancer, accounting for one in 50 of all cancer cases.

In the UK, just over 6,767 new cases of mouth cancer were diagnosed in 2011 (the latest reliable data).

Most cases of mouth cancer first develop in older adults who are between 50-74 years of age.

Mouth cancer can occur in younger adults, but it’s thought that HPV infection may be responsible for the majority of cases that occur in younger people.

Mouth cancer is more common in men than in women. This is thought to be due to the fact that, on average, men drink more alcohol than women.

Treating mouth cancer

There are three main treatment options for mouth cancer. They are:

  • surgery – where the cancerous cells are surgically removed and, in some cases, some of the surrounding tissue
  • chemotherapy – where powerful medications are used to kill cancerous cells
  • radiotherapy – where high energy X-rays are used to kill cancerous cells

These treatments are often used in combination. For example, a course of radiotherapy and chemotherapy may be given after surgery to help prevent the cancer returning.

Complications of mouth cancer

Both surgery and radiotherapy can make speaking and swallowing difficult (dysphagia).

Dysphagia can be a potentially serious problem. If small pieces of food enter your airways and become lodged in your lungs, it could trigger a chest infection, known as aspiration pneumonia.

Reducing the risk

The three most effective ways to prevent mouth cancer from developing – or prevent it reocurring after successful treatment – are:

  • not smoking
  • keeping to the recommended weekly limits for alcohol consumption (21 units for men and 14 units for women
  • eating a ‘Mediterranean-style diet’, with plenty of fresh vegetables (particularly tomatoes), citrus fruits, olive oil and fish

It’s also important that you have regular dental check-ups because dentists can often spot the early stages of mouth cancer. Visiting one of these dental clinics near Newington, can do a scraping and test it for cancer.


If mouth cancer is diagnosed early, a complete cure is often possible using a combination of radiotherapy, chemotherapy and surgery. So, once again you should remember to visit dentist regularly to make sure everything is fine. If you are looking for a good dental services, go to Alaska Dental Associates website for details.

The outlook for mouth cancer can vary depending on which part of the mouth is affected and whether it has spread from the mouth into surrounding tissue. The outlook is much better if the cancer is diagnosed early.

Overall, an estimated 40% of people with cancer affecting the mouth and pharyx will live at least five years after their diagnosis and many people live much longer. However, the outlook is better for cancer affecting certain areas of the mouth, such as the lip, tongue or oral cavity.

Interesting fact: find out more about porcelain veneers.

Join us for #BlueFriday

As part of testicular cancer awareness month we are asking you our supporters to join us on #BlueFriday on Friday the 10th of June.

All we are asking you to do is wear something blue and donate £1 to our charity by simply texting Ball08 £1 to 70070 or via out donate page

Also please tweet us your pictures with the hashtag #BlueFriday

Please help us to get your office, school or workplace involved and raise as much money as you can.

You can also purchase our #BlueFriday badge for £2 here

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#MakingMemories for Beautiful Evan

Thanks to your fantastic support, we will be sending the brilliantly brave Evan to our Holiday home. We are very pleased to be able to help Evan and his family to have some great #MakingMemories time together.

Below we have included some more information about Evan’s illness and his fight so far from his mother Danielle ….

“This is my beautiful boy Evan Robinson ️his spent most of his life in Birmingham children’s hospital and was diagnosed last September with a grade 4 at/rt brain tumour aggressive cancer.

Our world fell apart that Sunday but we fought on with ️chemotherapy lumbers and 9 rounds of that horrid ️chemo trips to ICU. There were good days  and bad days mainly bad. Evan was so poorly through it all. We finally stabilised in April and  got home April 16th of this year. We’ve done 10 months straight in hospital then in May just a month later we had our monthly MRI and no one could prepare us. We relapsed big time my smiley Evans cancer has spread and is now everywhere in Evans head, new tumours and they are growing fast. Our consultant is really sorry that ️this has happened but there is no more treatment.  We tried one  and it has failed.  Evans becoming really poorly now due to ️his fast growing tumours we really don’t ️no how long we have with our baby boy. This is parents worse nightmare to watch helplessly and not being able to do anything to save our beautiful boy.

Please help us give Evan a great holiday and also help us give more holidays to more children and families fighting cancer.

If you would like to make a donation in Evans Name to help more children like him have a great holiday please donate here

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