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Union County Partners with Krause Dental Care to Offer Free Oral Cancer Screenings


Union County, NJ – To help promote the early detection of oral cancer, the Union County Office of Health Management through the Chronic Disease Coalition of Middlesex and Union Counties has partnered with the Clark Township Health Department, Clark ShopRite and Dr. Kurt M. Krause, D.M.D. from Krause Dental Care in Cranford, New Jersey, to provide free oral cancer screenings.

In Union County, the oral cancer screenings will take place at the Clark ShopRite, 76 Central Avenue in Clark, on Saturday, April 8 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. All attendees will qualify to enter a drawing for a door price courtesy of the Clark Township Health Department.

“I’d like to thank the Chronic Disease Coalition, the Township of Clark, Clark Shoprite and Dr. Krause for raising public awareness about reducing oral cancer risks,” said Bruce H. Bergen, Chairman of the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders. “Oral cancer screenings are an effective means of finding cancer at its early, highly curable stage.”

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Oral cancer is not a rare disease. Approximately 49,750 people will be diagnosed with oral or pharyngeal cancer every year in the US. It will cause over 9,750 deaths, killing roughly one person every hour of every day.

The good news is that oral cancer can often be found early in its development, through a simple, painless, and quick screening. With early detection, survival rates are high and the side effects from treatment are at their lowest.

For more information about oral cancer screening call the Union County Office of Health Management at 908-518-5620.

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