Deaconess Offering Free Cancer Screenings Today


Free screenings for oral, head and neck cancer will be offered Thursday from 5 – 7 p.m. at the Chancellor Center for Oncology, located on the Deaconess Gateway Campus.

Oncologists from Deaconess Cancer Services and Deaconess Clinic physicians will perform the screenings.

The American Cancer Society estimates more than 60,000 cases of oral, head and neck cancer are diagnosed in the United States each year.

Tobacco and alcohol use, as well as human papillomavirus (HPV) infection, are risk factors for these types of cancers.

Early detection improves outcomes and survival rates.

Early symptoms of head and neck cancers can include:

  • A lump, swelling or sore that does not heal
  • Sore throat that doesn’t go away
  • Difficulty or pain with swallowing
  • Change or hoarseness in the voice

Appointments are required for these screenings, and can be made by calling (812) 253-9134.

The screenings are being offered by Deaconess Cancer Services and the Evansville Cancer Center.

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