OHSU Offers Free Head and Neck Cancer Screenings

04/30/09  Portland, Ore.

WHAT: As part of national Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Week, the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute is offering free head and neck cancer screenings.

Screening is quick and painless. It involves a personalized evaluation of head and neck cancer risk factors and a careful inspection of the face and scalp, skin, mouth, tongue, throat, thyroid and neck

WHO:     The screenings are free and open to everyon

WHEN:    Friday, May 1, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m

WHERE:     OHSU Center for Health & Healing lobby, 3303 S.W. Bond Ave., Portland

DETAILS:      Most head and neck cancers can be linked to tobacco use or sun exposure and are preventable. Most head and neck cancers can be cured if found early.


OHSU clinicians also will have information on the latest research, risk factors and local support group contacts.