April 22-28 is National Oral, Head & Neck Cancer Awareness Week | Health
April 22-28 is National Oral, Head & Neck Cancer Awareness Week.
These cancers account for 6% of all cancer cases in the US. Here are a few interesting facts about Oral, head and neck cancers.
- 85% linked to tobacco use: Though oral sex is a rising cause of these cancers
- Affects twice as many men as women
- Half of patients have an advanced form of the disease by the time they visit the doctor
- Highly preventable
MetroHealth is offering free screenings for oral, head and neck cancers on Tuesday, April 24, 1-4 p.m. and Weds., April 25, 1-3 p.m. in our ENT Clinic. Call 216-778-8890 to schedule a free screening.
To learn more about these types of cancer, visit: http://www.metrohealth.org/body.cfm?id=965&oTopID=965