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March 24, 2014

Free Oral, Head & Neck Cancer Screening at Methodist Estabrook Cancer Center

Do you know that more than 100,000 Americans will develop oral, head, neck or thyroid cancer this year? And do you know the risk factors, signs and symptoms for these types of cancer?

RISK FACTORS

  • Smoking
  • Chewing tobacco
  • Drinking alcohol
  • Prior cancer in the region
  • Multiple sex partners
  • Exposure to radiation (thyroid cancer)

SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS

  • Mouth sore that doesn’t heal
  • Sore throat
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Change in voice
  • Painless lump

A free screening is available to the public on Thursday, April 24, 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.

Free valet parking is available at the main entrance to Methodist Estabrook Cancer Center, just south of Methodist Hospital on the 84th and Dodge Street campus.