Free screening for head, neck and oral cancer to be held April 26

April 11, 2012

More than 52,000 men and women are expected to be diagnosed with head and neck cancer this year. With early detection, there is a better chance of successful treatment.

As part of Oral, Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Week, head and neck cancer specialists at Penn State Hershey Cancer Institute will offer a free screening from 4 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 26, at the otolaryngology/head and neck surgery clinic, in University Physician Center Suite 400 on the campus of Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center.

This screening is for those who smoke or chew tobacco products; have a sore in the mouth, sore throat or hoarse voice that lasts for more than two to three weeks; have trouble swallowing or the feeling of something stuck in the throat; or have a painless growth or swelling in the neck. Appointments are available on a first-call basis. Call 800-243-1455 to schedule a screening appointment.

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Last Updated April 11, 2012