Northwell Health to hold free head and neck cancer screenings April 9

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Northwell Health physicians will provide free head and neck cancer screenings from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on April 9 at the health system’s Hearing & Speech Center at 430 Lakeville Rd., New Hyde Park, 11040 (located on the LIJ Medical Center campus). Parking is free.

More than 65,000 Americans develop new cases of head and neck cancers each year. Many types are considered preventable. The best way to determine your risk is to see a doctor.

Head and neck cancers can affect the tongue, mouth, lips, throat, voice box, nose and salivary glands. Early symptoms of these cancers include sores, lumps or red/dark patches inside the mouth.

To make an appointment for a 10-minute screening and consultation with a physician, please go online at Northwell.edu/HNscreening.

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