The Look A Head Cancer Campaign in the Tees Valley, South Durham and North Yorkshire area is a charity which aims to raise awareness of head and neck cancer.
Richard Wight, head and neck consultant at The James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough, says:
The symptoms which may suggest a cancer in the head and neck are a hoarse voice, pain or discomfort in the throat, an ulcer on the tongue or other part of the mouth, a lump or white patch in the mouth, painful or difficult swallowing or a lump in the neck. If any of these symptoms last for four weeks or more, I would urge the person to see their doctor without delay. We have saved lives through early treatment.