Intra Oral Six-Step Screening SELF Exam for oral cancer (Inside mouth)
- Floor *
- Tongue *
- Back of throat
* Examine extra carefully the tongue and floor of mouth. These two sites account for roughly 60% of all oral cancers.
What you need:
Bright light (flashlight)
Washcloth or gauze (To pull out tongue)
What to look for:
Something look odd?
Take a pic and make an appointment with your dentist.
Extra Oral Six-Step Screening SELF Exam for oropharyngeal cancer (Face and neck)
1. Jaw Junction
3. Side Neck Muscle
5. Chin Down Under Jaw
2. Start Behind Ears and Move Down the Neck
4. Gullet Grab ‘n Swallow
6. Clavicle Clutch: Rounded Shoulder Hunch
What to feel for:
Lumps and bumps
How to feel for it:
Firm pressure to feel a deep node
Something feel odd?
Make an appointment with an ENT (Ear Nose & Throat/Head & Neck Doctor)
Photos by Jeremy Cohen