Free Head and Neck Cancer Screenings Offered April 14

March 28, 2018
Head and Neck Cancer Screening

Henry Ford Cancer Institute hosts free head and neck cancer screening at Twelve Oaks Mall

 

DETROIT – Each year an estimated 55,000 new cases of oral, head and neck cancer are detected, and routine screening can be life-saving.

That is why a dedicated team of
Henry Ford Cancer Institute head and neck cancer specialists are offering free screening from 1 – 5 p.m. Saturday, April 14, at Twelve Oaks Mall in Novi. The free screening will be held in a storefront on the lower level, near Nordstrom.


No appointment is necessary for the free screening.

 

Screening takes about 10 minutes to participate, and includes completion of a brief history and physical of the head, neck and mouth to look for signs or symptoms of cancer.


Oral, head and neck cancer is the sixth most common cancer, and mostly develops in the mouth, voice box and throat. Common symptoms include a lump in the neck, a growth in the mouth, persistent earache and a sore throat that lasts more than four weeks.

The highest risk factors are smoking, chewing tobacco, alcohol abuse and HPV-related throat cancers. HPV-related throat cancers can be reduced by vaccinating boys and girls.

 

Learn more about head and neck cancer, including treatment options and screening: www.henryford.com/services/head-neck-cancers

 

About the Henry Ford Cancer Institute

The Henry Ford Cancer Institute is one of the largest cancer programs in Michigan, providing care at five hospitals and six outpatient facilities, and dozens of aligned doctor’s offices throughout southeast Michigan. Treatment for the most complex or rare cancers and the Institute’s extensive cancer research program is anchored by Henry Ford Hospital. For more information, visit www.henryford.com/cancer.

 

 

MEDIA CONTACT: Krista Boyer, kboyer1@hfhs.org