UAMS to Offer Free Oral, Head and Neck Cancer Screening April 17

By Lee Hogan

To make an appointment, call (501) 603-1212 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. April 13-16. Walk-ins are welcome but may experience a short wait. Parking is available for a minimal fee in Parking Deck 3, located at Cedar Street and Capitol Avenue.

More than 40,000 Americans were diagnosed with oral, head and neck cancer in 2014. Those at risk include people who smoke, chew tobacco or consume excessive alcohol, as well as those who have previously had cancer in the area.

Signs and symptoms of oral, head and neck cancer 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.