Mouth Cancer Action Month Self Check - #MC7
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 carry out a simple self, head and neck cancer check at home, ideally once a month.
We want you to do this and take a photo of yourself in the process…#MC7. It is our social media initiative to educate and encourage the general public to sit up and take note that they should be checking themselves for mouth cancer at least once a month. MC stands for Mouth Cancer and the 7 is the 7 areas of the mouth that everyone should be checking - Face, Neck, Lips, Gums, Cheeks, Tongue and Mouth. Remember these as they will be important for the social media #MC7 challenge at the Dentistry Show.
At each step inspecting and feeling for any lumps, red or white patches, changes in colour or texture, lingering ulcers or anything unusual.
For the full check visit https://www.mouthcancerfoundation.org/get-info/bite-back-mouth-cancer. Then tell all your family and friends to do the same.