More than 50,000 people in the U.S. are diagnosed with head and neck cancer every year. Free screenings are available at Yale New Haven Hospital to bring awareness and prevention.
Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale New Haven and Yale Cancer Center will hold a free oral, head and neck cancer screening on Friday, May 11 from 3 – 6:30 pm in the East Pavilion.
People who have a history of these symptoms are urged to be screened:
- Family or personal history of smoking
- Sore throat that persists for more than six weeks
- Hoarseness lasting longer than three weeks
- Presence of blood in saliva or sputum
- Persistent ear pain