BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center's Basking Ridge location is offering a free head and neck cancer screening on Tuesday, July 24, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the facility at 136 Mountainview Blvd. in Basking Ridge. Walk-ins are welcome.
The screening will include a ten-minute exam to look for signs of head and neck cancer, according to the announcement from MSK. Resources on how to quit smoking and nutritional information on cancer-preventive diets will be provided at no charge.
Head and neck cancers can occur in the nasal passages, mouth, throat, or voice box. Warning signs include frequent nose bleeds; ongoing nasal congestion; persistent sore or growth in mouth or throat; constant earaches; lasting change in voice; bloody phlegm lasting several days; lump in neck lasting more than two weeks; or problems swallowing.
Thousands of new cases of head and neck cancer are diagnosed each year, many of which can be cured. The best chance for a cure is when the cancer is detection early. If you have questions or would like to make an appointment for this free screening, please call 908-542-3331.
Details are on the Memorial Sloan Kettering website at https://www.mskcc.org/event/world-head-neck-cancer-day-free-head-and-neck-cancer-screenings-01.