GHS offers free head and neck cancer screening

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Head and neck cancers are on the rise and Greenville Health System is offering a free screening for these cancers on Friday, April 14, 2017, from 1 to 5 p.m. The screening will take place at 900 West Faris Road in the GHS Cancer Institute. To participate, register for a limited spot by calling 864-455-5300.

GHS’ Ear, Nose and Throat Associates’ physicians will conduct the screening.

Oral, head, and neck cancers are ranked in the top five cancers nationwide, and they’re particularly prevalent in people who smoke and drink heavily. Another cause is the human papilloma virus, which can cause oropharyngeal cancer.

“We urge our community members, especially those with risk factors, such as tobacco or heavier alcohol use, to participate in our free head and neck screening,” said Dr. Paul Davis, a head and neck surgeon with Greenville ENT Associates.

“Early detection is important because the earlier a malignancy is identified, the better the chance of cure,” Davis said.

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