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Reducing your risk of mouth & throat cancer

Lifestyle measures

See your dentist or hygienist

Check your mouth monthly

See your dentist if you note any of the following.

Sores, lumps, patches, pain, for example:

Problems with using your mouth and throat, for example:

Other problems, such as:

General advice

If you're over 40, smoke tobacco, or drink alcohol, make sure you get an oral cancer exam every year.

If you have a suspicious sore spot or unexplained lesion in your mouth, get a check-up by your dentist within two weeks.

Written by HealthInfo clinical advisers. Last reviewed March 2018.

Page reference: 27532

Review key: HIMTC-27532