Free Oral, Head and Neck Cancer Screenings Offered April 13

April 10, 2019
Head and Neck Cancer Screening

DETROIT – Each year, an estimated 53,000 new cases of oral, head and neck cancer are detected, and routine screening can be life-saving.

That’s 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 13 at Great Lakes Crossing, 4000 Baldwin Rd. Auburn Hills, MI 48326. The free screening will be held in a storefront on the lower level in District 8, near Bass Pro Shop. 

No appointment is necessary for the free screening.

Screening takes about 10 minutes 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. The risk of developing HPV-related throat cancers can be reduced by vaccinating boys and girls.

Learn more about this event and head and neck cancer, including screening and treatment options, visit henryford.com/headandneckscreening.

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MEDIA CONTACT: Jeff Adkins / jadkins6@hfhs.org / (586) 307-2027

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 henryford.com/cancer.