U-M Comprehensive Cancer Center offers free throat cancer screenings

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added 5/3/2011

Ann Arbor - Can you live without your voice?

What about your jaw?

Would you miss it if you couldn't swallow food?

Throat cancer can take all of those things away, along with your ability to eat, talk and breathe normally. These debilitating problems can be prevented, but you have to catch the cancer early.

The University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center and the U-M Department of Otolaryngology are offering free throat cancer screenings and smoking cessation counseling by appointment on Saturday, May 14, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., in the University of Michigan Health System's Taubman Health Center, 1500 E. Medical Center Dr., Ann Arbor.

Symptoms of throat cancer include a sore throat or hoarseness that won't go away as well as difficulty swallowing. Smoking, chewing tobacco and drinking alcohol are all risk factors for throat cancer.

Exams take less than 45 minutes. Refreshments and further information about throat cancer will be provided. Free transportation or parking is available.

To schedule an appointment, call the U-M Cancer AnswerLine at 800-865-1125. Space is limited.

Free Throat cancer screening

Time: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Date: Saturday, May 14, 2011
Location: Taubman Reception A, University of Michigan Health System, 1500 E. Medical Center Dr., Ann Arbor. Get Directions.
Information: Registration is required. Call the U-M Cancer AnswerLine™ at 800-865-1125.

Written by: Nicole Fawcett

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