This year is the Head and Neck Cancer Alliance (HNCA) 20th Annual Oral, Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Week® (OHANCAW®) from April 8-15, 2018. The HNCA partners with medical professionals at hospitals, medical and dental clinics, and other medical facilities worldwide to provide FREE screenings for head and neck cancer. Early detection and screenings are proven to save lives.
Oral, head and neck cancers refer to many types of cancers but include those that arise in the nasal cavity, sinuses, lips, mouth, thyroid glands, salivary glands, throat or larynx (voice box). In 2018, there will be more than 120,000 new cases of cancer of the oral cavity, pharynx, throat, and thyroid, and approximately 14,240 deaths from these cancers. Cancers of the tonsil and base of tongue are increasing in incidence, particularly in younger non-smokers, and these cancers alone will account for over 40,000 cases per year in the US-based on statistical review.
Find a local screening near you on the Head and Neck Cancer Alliance's website, www.headandneck.org