Following on from last weeks post, we look a the early signs of Mouth Cancer.
In its very early stages, mouth cancer can be easy to ignore. It is therefore important to be aware of the early symptoms of the disease. Early diagnosis and rapid treatment can save lives.
Common symptoms of mouth cancer you should watch out for include:
An ulcer or white or red patch anywhere in the mouth that does not heal within 3 weeks.
A lump or swelling anywhere in the mouth, jaw or neck that persists for more than 3 weeks.
A difficulty in swallowing, chewing or moving the jaw or tongue.
A numbness of the tongue or other area of the mouth.
A feeling that something is caught in the throat.
A chronic sore throat or hoarseness that persists more than 6 weeks.
If You have any of these symptoms then don’t hesitate to go to your local GP or at least ask someone you trust to take a look. The earlier the diagnosis the better the outcome.
For further information please take a look at the Mouth Cancer Foundation’s website here.