Ohio State Offers Free Head And Neck Cancer Screenings

March 11, 2010

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute and The Ohio State University College of Dentistry will provide free head and neck cancer screenings by appointment on Friday, April 16 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Screenings will be held on the fourth floor of the Cramblett Medical Clinic, 456 W. 10th Ave., Columbus. Parking will be compensated. Appointments can be made on a first come, first serve basis by calling (800) 293-5066.

A few possible symptoms of head and neck cancer include a persistent sore, or sores, of the mouth; hoarseness lasting longer than three weeks; or a sore throat or swelling in the neck lasting more than six weeks.

The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center - Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute (cancer.osu.edu) is one of only 40 Comprehensive Cancer Centers in the United States designated by the National Cancer Institute. Ranked by U.S. News & World Report among the top 20 cancer hospitals in the nation, The James is the 180-bed adult patient-care component of the cancer program at The Ohio State University. The OSUCCC-James is one of only seven funded programs in the country approved by the NCI to conduct both Phase I and Phase II clinical trials.

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Gina Bericchia
Medical Center Communications
614-293-3737
Gina.Bericchia@osumc.edu

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