Free oral, head and neck cancer screenings
Considering the 20th annual Oral, Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Week (OHANCAW), held during 8-15 April, Life Groenkloof Hospital Medical Centre: Suite 110 Groenkloof 0181 will be offering free cancer screenings from 8:00 to 18:00 on 11 April 2018.
In 2018, it is estimated that there will be more than 120,000 new cases of oral, head and neck cancer diagnosed, and unfortunately, many individuals will not be aware of the cancer until it has reached an advanced stage. Oral, head and neck cancers now ranked in the top six cancers worldwide.
The US Head and Neck Cancer Alliance (HNCA), along with more than 400 national and international screening sites, including the practice of Dr Johann Kluge, is urging individuals to get screened for oral, head and neck cancers during the 20th annual Oral, Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Week (OHANCAW), held between 8-15 April 2018 Internationally.
Dr Johann Kluge’s practice, in conjunction with the Department of General Surgery, UP, will offer free oral, head and neck cancer screenings during OHANCAWSA, which is sponsored by the HNCA.
“Individuals will receive a thorough exam and learn more of the symptoms of head and neck cancers, which include: a lump or a sore that does not heal; a sore throat that persists; difficulty in swallowing, and a change or hoarseness in the voice. These symptoms may also be caused by other, less serious conditions. However, it’s important to get screened right away,” said Dr Johann Kluge, head and neck surgeon, and consultant at Dept. General Surgery, UP. “For our community members who are tobacco users, or who have the human papillomavirus (HPV), we strongly urge each individual to get screened as both are high-risk factors for oral, head and neck cancers.”
For more information, please call 012 346 0879 or 082 576 5392.