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L+M offers free head, neck cancer screening

Published April 03. 2013 4:00PM   Updated April 03. 2013 5:03PM

New London - Doctors at Lawrence + Memorial Hospital will provide free oral, head and neck cancer screenings from 4 to 6 p.m. April 15 at the Community Cancer Center at the main hospital on Montauk Avenue.

To make an appointment, call (860) 442.0711, extension 3409.

The screenings are being offered as part of Oral, Head & Neck Cancer Awareness Month. Oral, head and neck cancer is the fifth most common cancer in the world, affecting nearly 95,000 people per year in the United States.

Signs and symptoms could include lump or sore in mouth or throat, hoarseness or change in voice, swallowing problems and bleeding in the nose, mouth or throat. Risk factors include tobacco use, alcohol and HPV, a sexually transmitted infection with human papillomavirus.

For information, visit: www.headandneck.org.

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