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What is Dry Mouth? It is not just two small words….

Dry Mouth ImageWhat is Dry Mouth?
Dry mouth means you don’t have enough saliva, or spit, to keep your mouth moist. Everyone has a dry mouth occasionally, but after Head & Neck Cancer Treatment you may incur Dry Mouth, especially if you have had Radiotherapy. But if you have a dry mouth all or most of the time, it can be uncomfortable and can lead to more serious health problems or indicate that a more serious medical condition may exist. That’s because saliva does more than just keep the mouth wet —it helps digest food, protects teeth from decay, prevents infection by controlling bacteria in the mouth, and makes it possible for you to chew and swallow.

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He was known as one of the fairest solicitors around but now the book has closed on the life of Mullion’s Chris Hart.

Chris, who recently died at the age of 70, was a well-known and popular face in the court circuit, acting on behalf of countless defendants over the years and his insistence on fairness earned him the respect of all he met.

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Press Release
The Swallows Head and Neck Support Group are proud to announce that they have been awarded “The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service”, the highest honour for Voluntary Groups.
This award is a tribute to a great team of past and present volunteers, trustees and patrons who have given support to those affected by head and neck cancer here in Blackpool, the Fylde and across the UK.

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This May is National Walking Month. National Walking Month is a campaign to promote the benefits of walking and to get everyone walking, no matter what your level of fitness is.  Walking is simple and free and one of the easiest ways to be more active, lose weight and become healthier.As part of National Walking Week, Jess and I have organised a 20-30 minute walk alongside Walking For Health for all people affected by cancer.

BFF ImageThe short walk will take place on Tuesday 25th May at 11am, meeting at Stanley Park café finishing off with a cup of tea.

All of the Swallows members are welcomed to attend the walk and for more information contact Kerrie.

Contact: Kerrie Newsham, Macmillan Cancer Care Co-Ordinator




Corporate Cancer Team

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation trust

Home 5, Whinney Heys Road, Blackpool, FY3 8NR

Tel: 01253 957147