Jackson Hospital recognizes Oral, Head, and Neck Cancer Awareness Week

4/28/2014

Oral, Head, and Neck Cancer is the sixth-most common form of cancer in the world.  In the United States over 100,000 cases are diagnosed every year.  Jackson Hospital supports Oral Head and Neck Cancer Awareness throughout the year but especially on awareness week, April 20-26.  According to the Head and Neck cancer Alliance, Oral, Head and Neck Cancer is, “Cancer that arises in the head or neck region, including the nasal cavity, sinuses, lips, mouth, thyroid glands, salivary glands, throat or larynx (voice box).”

Oral cancer screenings are recommended for every adult.  Dr. David Flick of Chipola Surgical and Medical Specialties states, “The signs and symptoms are persistent hoarse voice, non-healing ulcers in the mouth or throat, difficulty swallowing or lump sensation in the throat, bloody nasal discharge or a non-resolving sinus blockage, tongue deviation or persistent pain.” To schedule an appointment with Dr. David Flick please call 526-6707. 

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If you would like more information about this topic please call Katharine at 850-718-2696 or email her at kdozier@jackhosp.org. 





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