April 11-16 is Oral, Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Week. Jamaica Hospital’s Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) Department is joining the Head and Neck Cancer Alliance and the American Academy of Otolaryngology in spreading awareness.
DYK that in the U.S., a new head and neck cancer case is diagnosed every 10 minutes and a person dies from this disease every 45 minutes?
Symptoms of head and neck cancer include:
- Change in the voice
- A growth in the mouth
- A lump in the neck
- Problems with swallowing
- Bringing up blood
- Persistent earaches
- Changes in the skin
Early diagnosis is key to the successful treatment of these types of cancers. To schedule an appointment with an ENT specialist at Jamaica Hospital Medical Center, please call 718-206-7110.
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