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Free Oral, Head and Neck Cancer Screenings Scheduled at Plymouth ENT
(Plymouth, ma, March 22, 2017) – In 2017, it is estimated that there will be more than 120,000 new cases of oral, head and neck cancer diagnosed, and unfortunately, many individuals will not be aware of their cancer until it has reached an advanced stage. Oral, head and neck cancers now ranked in the top five cancers worldwide.
The Head and Neck Cancer Alliance (HNCA), along with more than 400 national and international screening sites, is urging individuals to get screened for oral, head and neck cancers during the 19th annual Oral, Head & Neck Cancer Awareness Week® (OHANCAW®), being held April 3-7. Plymouth ENT will offer free oral, head and neck cancer screenings during OHANCAW®, which is sponsored by the HNCA.
- Free cancer screenings will be held at Plymouth ENT at 30 Aldrin Road, Plymouth, MA from 8AM to 5PM from Monday, April 3- Friday, April 7.
- For more information and to schedule your screening, please call Plymouth at (508) 746-8977.
“Plymouth ENT urges our community members to participate in our free head and neck screening by scheduling a screening today. Individuals will receive a thorough exam and learn more of the symptoms of head and neck cancers, which include: a lump or a sore that does not heal, a sore throat that does not go away, difficulty in swallowing, and a change or hoarseness in the voice. These symptoms may also be caused by other, less serious conditions. However, it’s important to get screened right away,” said Plymouth ENT staff. “For our community members who are tobacco users or who have the Human Papillomavirus (HPV), we strongly urge each individual to get screened as both are high risk factors for oral, head and neck cancers.”
About Oral, Head and Neck Cancers
Oral, Head and Neck Cancers are common forms of cancers affecting any part of the oral cavity, pharynx, throat, thyroid and larynx (voice box). Regular check-ups can detect the early stages of head and neck cancers or conditions that may lead to it. For those cancers caught at a later stage, treatment is available and may require various combinations of surgery, radiation and/or chemotherapy. More information regarding the signs, symptoms and risk factors associated with oral, head and neck cancer can be found at www.headandneck.org.
OHANCA® and Oral, Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Week® (OHANCAW®)
In 2015, the Head and Neck Cancer Alliance expanded their Oral, Head and Neck Cancer Awareness® (OHANCA®) program to be on-going year-long campaign to educate the public about oral, head and neck cancers. As part of this program. Oral, Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Week®, is the pinnacle week dedicated to promoting education, prevention, screening and early detection of mouth and throat cancers. OHANCAW® is highlighted by free screenings and awareness events held at participating medical centers across the country. The 19th annual Oral, Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Week will be held April 2-9, 2017. For more information, please visit www.headandneck.org.
About the Head and Neck Cancer Alliance
The Head and Neck Cancer Alliance (HNCA), is the premiere non-profit organization dedicated to saving lives and improving the patient’s quality of life via an organized and strategic alliance of all stakeholders. The united and collaborative approach focuses on prevention; early detections; advocacy, patient and clinician resources; advocacy and research. For more information on the organization or to get involved, please visit www.headandneck.