Screening yourself for symptoms of mouth cancer could save your life.
- Regularly check the inside of your mouth for any lumps, bumps, red or white patches, sores or ulcers. You can’t always feel these problems/they aren’t always obvious – so use a mirror to help you check your gums, tongue, and cheeks.
- If you find any of these symptoms, and they last for more than 2 weeks without improvement then you should make an appointment to see your GP or Dentist. If in doubt, get it checked out.
- When you go to your appointment, ask if your symptoms may be an indicator of mouth cancer.
- Catching your symptoms early may save your life.
- Mouth cancer is a disease that affects men and women of all ages. You increase your risk of developing the disease if you smoke, drink or chew paan or tobacco.
- Because there is a link between detection and prognosis it’s really important that you report any symptoms really early.
- If you have any questions or concerns make an appointment to speak to your GP or dentist. If you’d like to get in touch with the campaign you can reach us at firstname.lastname@example.org.