Oral, Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Week

Proliance Eastside ENT is proud to announce that it is participating in the 18th Annual Oral, Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Week®! We will be offering free Head and Neck Cancer screening by appointment during the week of April 13th – 17th. Locations for screening will be at the Bellevue, Kirkland, and Redmond office locations.

Call 425-451-3710 to reserve your appointment! Bring your family and friends!

Cancer Awareness Week

In 2015, more than 120,000 people are expected to be diagnosed with Head and Neck Cancers and the early detection gives them a much better survival rate. Recent studies show that screening for and early detection of oral, head and neck cancer is more important than ever for two reasons: oropharyngeal cancer caused by human papillomavirus (HPV) infection is on the rise, especially among younger adults; and HPV-positive cancer carries a better chance of survival than HPV-negative cancer if it’s caught and treated early.

Oral cancer screenings are recommended for every adult especially for tobacco and alcohol users who are traditionally at the greatest risk. However, oral cancer cases are on the rise in younger adults who do not smoke, and recent research indicates this development is due partly to the increase of the human papillomavirus (HPV) virus.

Symptoms associated with oral cancer, include:

  • A sore in your mouth that doesn’t heal or that increases in size
  • Persistent pain in your mouth
  • Persistent pain in your mouth
  • Lumps or white or red patches inside your mouth
  • Difficulty chewing or swallowing or moving your tongue
  • Soreness in your throat or feeling that something is caught in your throat
  • Changes in your voice
  • A lump in your neck

 

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