For the health and safety of the community, our patients and staff, Orlando Health is monitoring COVID-19 closely. At this time, the Head and Neck Screenings scheduled for Saturday, April 17, has been canceled.
To stay informed with critical COVID-19 updates, visit the Orlando Health COVID-19 page using the link below.
Screenings are offered on a first-come, first-served basis. No appointment is necessary.
For questions, please call 321.843.7021.
Symptoms and Causes of Head and Neck Cancer
Use of tobacco (cigarettes, cigars, chewing tobacco or snuff) and alcoholic beverages are the most common causes of cancers of the mouth, throat, voice box and tongue. In adults who do not smoke or drink, cancer of the throat can occur as a result of infection with the human papilloma virus (HPV).
Symptoms of head and neck cancer:
- Lump in the neck
- Change in voice
- Growth in the mouth
- Swallowing problems
- Changes in skin
- Persistent earache
When found early, most cancers in the head and neck can be cured with few side effects.