UAMS to Offer Free Oral, Head and Neck Cancer Screening April 19

By Susan Van Dusen

For an appointment, call (501) 526-7126 between 9 a.m.-3 p.m. April 15-18. Walk-ins are welcome, but may require a short wait.  Free parking is available in UAMS Parking 3 at Cedar Street and Capitol Avenue.

Screenings will be conducted by the UAMS Department of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery. 

Those at highest risk for developing oral, head and neck cancer include people who smoke, chew tobacco or consume alcohol, as well as those who have previously had cancer in the area. Signs and symptoms include sores in the mouth that do not go away, a growth or swelling in the neck, persistent sore throat, trouble swallowing or voice changes.

UAMS is the state’s only comprehensive academic health center, with colleges of Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Health Professions and Public Health; a graduate school; a hospital; a statewide network of regional centers; and seven institutes: the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute, the Jackson T. Stephens Spine & Neurosciences Institute, the Myeloma Institute for Research and Therapy, the Harvey & Bernice Jones Eye Institute, the Psychiatric Research Institute, the Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging and the Translational Research Institute. Named best Little Rock metropolitan area hospital by U.S. News & World Report, it is the only adult Level 1 trauma center in the state. UAMS has more than 2,800 students and 790 medical residents. It is the state’s largest public employer with more than 10,000 employees, including about 1,000 physicians and other professionals who provide care to patients at UAMS, Arkansas Children’s Hospital, the VA Medical Center and UAMS regional centers throughout the state. Visit or