Category: News Briefs Published on Wednesday, 18 April 2012 12:08 Written by Michigan Chronicle
Henry Ford Health System is hosting free head and neck cancer screenings Thursday, April 26 at four of its Metro Detroit locations as part of Oral, Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Week.
The free screenings will be held at the following times at these Henry Ford Ear, Nose and Throat clinic locations:
• Detroit: Henry Ford Hospital, 2799 W. Grand Blvd. Screenings at this location will be held from 8 a.m. – 4p.m.
• Dearborn: Henry Ford Medical Center-Fairlane, 19401 Hubbard Drive. Screenings at this location will be held from 8 a.m. – 4p.m.
• Sterling Heights: Henry Ford Medical Center-Lakeside, 14500 Hall Road. Screenings at this location will be held from 1 – 4:30 p.m.
• West Bloomfield: Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital, 6777 W. Maple Road. Screenings at this location will be held from 1 – 4:30 p.m.
Oral, Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Week (April 22-28) is spearheaded by The Head and Neck Cancer Alliance (formerly the Yul Brynner Head and Neck Cancer Foundation) to create a coalition in the fight against head and neck cancer.
Early detection not only saves lives, but also reduces the debilitating side-effects associated with this preventable type of cancer. Head and neck cancer symptoms can be vague, but warning signs include hoarseness, persistent throat and ear pain for more than four weeks.
The screening is free but space is limited, so an appointment is required. To make your appointment at one of the Henry Ford locations, call (313) 916-3275.
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