BITE BACK AT MOUTH CANCER ACTION MONTH
Mouth Cancer Action Month is drawing to a close but there is still time to raise awareness of good oral health and check your mouth is healthy before the 30th. Well done if you have remembered to do your self check already.
Our never-ending drive is to encourage everyone to Bite Back at Mouth Cancer and carry out a simple self, head and neck cancer check at home, ideally once a month.
Bite Back at Mouth Cancer shows members of the public what to look for and how to seek help if they find something out of the ordinary. They will become familiar with the signs and symptoms to look out for and learn to act sooner.
The check takes less than two minutes. To carry out the mouth test, all you need is a mirror, good light source and clean fingers. It is that simple. At each step you are inspecting and feeling for any lumps, red or white patches, changes in colour or texture, lingering ulcers or anything unusual. To see the full check step by step visit www.mouthcancerfoundation.org/get-involved/bite-back-mouth-cancer. Then tell all your family and friends to do the same.