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Smilow Cancer Hospital’s Greenwich Hospital campus offers free head and neck cancer screenings

Monday, April 17, 2017

A five-minute check-up from the neck up

Greenwich, CT (April 17, 2017) – Smilow Cancer Hospital’s Greenwich Hospital campus will hold an oral, head and neck cancer screening on Friday, May 5 from 4:30 - 6:30 pm in the Noble Conference Center. The free five-minute check-up from the neck up is open to the public. To register, call 888-357-2409; walk-ins are welcome. Free parking is available.

More than 50,000 Americans each year are diagnosed with head and neck cancer, which can attack the nose, sinuses, mouth, ears, throat, larynx, thyroid, saliva glands and lymph nodes in the neck.  
“Cancers in the head and neck are curable if caught early,” said Richard Brauer, MD, chief of Otolaryngology at Greenwich Hospital. ”Screenings are a great way to get a quick, basic exam by a member of our head and neck cancer clinical care team.” 

Dr. Brauer urges people who have a history of these symptoms to be screened: 

• Family or personal history of smoking
• Sore throat that persists for more than six weeks
• Hoarseness lasting longer than three weeks
• Any mouth sore or swelling lasting longer than a week 
• Lump in the neck lasting longer than a week 
• Presence of blood in saliva or sputum
• Persistent ear pain

According to Dr. Brauer, tobacco use is the leading cause of mouth and voice box cancers, but the human papillomavirus (HPV) appears to be responsible for the national increase in cancers of the tonsils and tongue in younger nonsmokers, which is related to oral sex. 

For more information about the Greenwich Hospital screening, call toll free 888-357-2409 or visit www.greenwichhospital.org/events.

Greenwich Hospital is a member of Yale New Haven Health. Greenwich is a 206-bed (includes 32 isolettes) community hospital serving lower Fairfield County, Connecticut and Westchester County, New York. It is a academic affiliate of Yale School of Medicine. Since opening in 1903, Greenwich Hospital has evolved into a progressive medical center and teaching institution representing all medical specialties and offering a wide range of medical, surgical, diagnostic and wellness programs. Greenwich Hospital is recognized throughout the healthcare industry as a leader in service and patient satisfaction excellence. Greenwich Hospital has the prestigious Magnet designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center, the nation’s highest honor of nursing excellence. www.greenwichhospital.org

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