UW Health physicians will be offering free screenings as part of Head and Neck Cancer Awareness week. There is no need to register ahead of time, but if you have questions, call Heather Geye at (608)265-6260.
ENT (Otolaryngology) Clinic, which is located in the atrium at University Hospital, 600 Highland Ave., Madison.
Please park in the hospital ramp and your parking stub will be validated for free parking.
Risk factors for oral and neck cancers include a history of significant alcohol and tobacco use, exposure to the HPV virus, long-term acid reflux, long-term sore throat and hoarseness.
Some potential cancer signs are:
Lump in the neck
Pain the neck or throat
Sore in the mouth or lip
Pain in the ear
Unusual bleeding, pain or numbness in the mouth or nose
Pain or difficulty when swallowing
Feeling of something caught in the throat
Swelling or trouble opening jaw
Hoarseness or change in the voice
Numbness in face
Blocked sinuses/sinus pain