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by Dagny Stuart | Apr. 18, 2012, 4:22 PM
To help catch head and neck cancer in its earliest stages there will be free cancer screenings at Vanderbilt, Meharry and the Nashville VA on Friday, April 27.
Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center, the Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson Center for Otolaryngology and Communication Sciences, Meharry Medical College, the Tennessee chapter of the Head and Neck Cancer Alliance and the VA Tennessee Valley Healthcare System are coordinating the screenings.
The annual screening and educational events are open to the public, and no appointment is necessary.
Lumps, bumps or sore spots on the head or neck or discomfort in the mouth and throat may be early symptoms of head and neck cancer. Other symptoms include difficulty swallowing, hoarseness or a change in the voice.
The free head and neck cancer screening exams take only a few minutes and are painless.
The screening sessions will be available from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 27 at:
No appointments are necessary. For more information, contact Michelle Pham at Vanderbilt, (615) 936-4896; Edwin Emerson at the VA, (615) 873-8357; or Dana Marshall at Meharry, (615) 327-6549.
Dagny Stuart, (615) 936-7245
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