Did you know that two-in-three people have never checked their mouth for signs of cancer, while one-in-four do not know any of the potential early warning signs?
Given that early detection of cancer is so crucial for survival, it’s important to regularly self-check for the main warning signs. In this video, Michelle our hygienist and dental nurse Annabel, show you how to self check. It's a 45 second check that could save your life.
As November is Mouth Cancer Action Month, The Oral Health Foundation would like everybody to pay close attention to what’s going on inside their mouth and take urgent action if they spot any unusual or unexplained changes. Mouth cancer can strike in a number of places, including the lips, tongue, gums and cheek.
Four signs and symptoms not to ignore are:
• Ulcers that do not heal within three weeks.
• Red and white patches in the mouth.
• Unusual lumps or swellings in the mouth or head and neck area.
• Persistent hoarseness.
If any of these common symptoms are spotted, then call us immediately to make an appointment or book online.
‘If in doubt, get checked out.’
Further information: Mouth Cancer Action Month