Updated: Nov 20, 2020
There are over 8,300 new cases of mouth cancer diagnosed every year in the UK, and sadly, over 2,700 lives are lost.
Examining yourself once a month using this guide could save your life. All you need is good light, a mirror and clean hands.
The following are signs of mouth cancer that you should be looking out for:
Ulcers or red or white patches anywhere in the mouth that do not heal in three weeks
A lump or swelling anywhere in the mouth, jaw or neck that persists for more than three weeks