UW Health Doctors, Nurses Offer Free Oral Cancer Checks April 25

Madison, Wisconsin - On April 25, don’t look a gift horse in the mouth.


That's when UW Health doctors, nurses and staff will volunteer their time to provide free screenings for oral and throat cancers.


The screenings, which typically take less than 10 minutes, will be offered Wednesday, April 25 from 10am to 1pm in private exam rooms at University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, 600 Highland Ave., Madison. (Map)


Registration will be located in the second floor atrium outside the main entrance of the Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) Clinics and the UW Carbone Cancer Center. Advance registration is not required. Screenings will be done on a first-come, first-served basis.


Hundreds of people have been checked for oral and throat cancers since the annual free screenings began in 2007 in conjunction with Oral, Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Week.


Last year, 186 people took advantage of the screening by doctors and nurses from the UW Carbone Cancer Center and ENT Clinic. Thirty-one abnormal findings were noted and one person received a cancer diagnosis.


According to the American Cancer Society, an estimated 52,000 new cases of oral and throat cancers will be diagnosed, and 11,500 deaths are expected this year.

Date Published: 04/19/2012

News tag(s):  cancerENT

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