Throat cancer is not a precise term but is usually understood to mean cancers in the pharynx (the hollow tube between the nose and windpipe) and the larynx (voice box) and upper part of the oesophagus (food tube leading to stomach).
Cancer affecting the nasal cavity and paranasal air sinuses is also included in head and neck cancers. Mouth and throat cancer can grow and spread very quickly so it is essential that you see a GP or dentist as soon as possible if you think you may have any of the signs and symptoms.
Mouth cancer can affect anyone and it is important that we all know what to look out for. Early detection could save your life. If you notice any changes in your mouth please speak to your dentist or doctor immediately.
Be Mouthaware and check for changes in the mouth. The 7 step self check is vital to early detection. Watch the video below if you are unsure on how, or what the steps are.
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