OHSU Knight Cancer Institute offers free head and neck cancer screenings

04/21/11  Portland, Ore.


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


7 a.m. to 3 p.m., Friday, May 13. Screenings are first come, first served.


OHSU Center for Health & Healing lobby, 3303 S.W. Bond Ave., Portland. (The Center for Health & Healing is near the base of the Portland Aerial Tram.)




A head and neck cancer screening is quick and painless. Along with the screening, OHSU Knight Cancer Institute physicians, OHSU dentists and other physicians will be available to answer questions and help participants learn how to differentiate between harmless symptoms and potentially dangerous signs of cancer. As part of the screening with a physician or dentist, participants will receive a personalized risk assessment for skin cancer on the face and scalp, thyroid cancer and cancers of the mouth, throat and neck.


For additional questions about the screening, call 503-418-9235 or visit www.ohsuhealth.com/headandneckcancer.