UNC Healthcare Free Head and Neck Cancer Screening
April 10 @ 12:30 pm - 4:00 pmFREE
What Are The Warning Signs Of Oral Cancers?The signs and symptoms of oral cancer often go unnoticed. However, there are a few visible signs associated with these cancers that require immediate attention, including:
– A sore in your mouth that does not heal or that increases in size
– Persistent pain in you mouth
– Lumps or white or red patches inside of your mouth
– Difficulty chewing or swallowing or moving your tongue
– Soreness in your throat or feeling that something is caught in your throat
– Changes in your voice
– A lump in your neck
Who Should Be Screened?
Every adult. Tobacco and alcohol users traditionally have been considered the populations at greatest risk for these cancers. However, oral cancer cases are on the rise in younger adults who do not smoke, and recent research indicates this development is due partially to the increase of the human papillomavirus (HPV) virus, a cancer-causing infection that can be transmitted by oral sex. HPV-related oral cancers are more difficult to detect because these cancers usually occur on the back of the tongue or on the tonsils, providing even more reason to get screened regularly.
No registration for the screening is required