In recognition of Oral, Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Week, Orlando Health UF Health Cancer Center will be offering free head and neck cancer screenings.
Friday, April 12, 2019
8:00 am – 2:00 pm
Orlando Health UF Health Cancer Center, Downtown Orlando
Head and Neck Center
22 W. Underwood St., 4th Floor (Ambulatory Care Center)
Orlando, FL 32806
New Additional Location for Head and Neck Screenings:
Orlando Health UF Health Cancer Center – Health Central Hospital
9900 W. Colonial Dr.,
Ocoee, FL 34761
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.