Published on March 13, 2018

Genesis Offers Head and Neck Cancer Screening

The Genesis Cancer Care Institute will offer a free screening to detect head and neck cancer on Saturday, April 7.

The screening will be held from 9 a.m.-noon at Pavilion 1 of Genesis Medical Center, 1401 West Central Park, Davenport.

Head and neck cancers can develop in the oral cavity, throat, larynx, sinuses and nasal cavity and salivary glands.  Symptoms can include sore throat, a lump in the throat and difficulty swallowing.

Head and neck cancers account for approximately 4 percent of all cancers in the United States.  Head and neck cancers are most often diagnosed in people older than age 50.

Risk factors for head and neck cancers include tobacco and alcohol use.

“Our main purpose is to provide this screening at no cost to reach those at highest risk and those who might be underserved because they don’t have health insurance,’’ explained Antonio Vigliotti, M.D., Genesis radiation oncologist.

To reserve a time for a screening, call (563) 421-1900.  A light breakfast will be provided.

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