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March 20, 2013

Free Oral, Head & Neck Cancer Screening

Did you know that approximately 50,000 Americans will develop oral, head and neck cancer this year? And do you know the risk factors, signs and symptoms for this type of cancer?

RISK FACTORS
• Smoking
• Chewing tobacco
• Drinking alcohol
• Prior cancer in the region
• Multiple sex partners

SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS
• Mouth sore that doesn’t heal
• Sore throat
• Difficulty swallowing
• Change in voice
• Growth, swelling or painless lump in neck

A free screening is available to the public on Thursday, April 18, 4-6 p.m. at Methodist Estabrook Cancer Center. This is an opportunity to meet with a physician, identify your risk factors and obtain information on preventive measures.

Appointments for screenings are limited. Preregistration is required. To schedule a screening, call (402) 354-5850.