UA Cancer Center – North Campus, Building 2, 3838 N. Campbell Ave., Tucson AZ
The University of Arizona Cancer Center and Banner – University Medicine will observe Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Month with an outreach event on Saturday, April 28, in Building 2 at the UA Cancer Center – North Campus, 3838 N. Campbell Ave.
An hour-long educational session begins at 9 a.m. and free public cancer screenings will take place from 10 a.m. to noon. Dental professionals, as well as members of the general public, are invited.
The educational presentation will be given by faculty of the UA College of Medicine – Tucson’s Department of Otolaryngology, Department of Radiation Oncology and Division of Hematology/Oncology, including Steven Wang, MD, Julie Bauman, MD, MPH, Shethal Bearelly, MD, and Sun Yi, MD.
The event will include a raffle, gift bags and healthful snacks. The educational presentation is open to the public, but will be targeted to dental professionals, who will learn about the importance of screening patients for subtypes of head and neck cancer that arise in the oral cavity or the upper part of the throat. After the presentation, UA College of Medicine – Tucson and UA Cancer Center physicians will provide free cancer screenings to the public, demonstrating the technique to dental professionals in private exam rooms. Visitors need no appointment to be screened.