Mouth cancer action month is a period of creating awareness about the prevention,diagnosis and treatment of mouth ulcer and cancer.
The number of people diagnosed with mouth cancer is on the increase. It can affect anyone though there are some known risk factors linked to it.
The following preventive measures are important:
- Quit smoking
- Maintain good viral suppression by adherence to anti retroviral therapy if living with HIV
- Don’t leave a mouth ulcer unattended for more than three weeks.
- Early detection could save your life. Visit a dentist or doctor if you notice any changes in your mouth.