Each year and coinciding with Oral, Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Week, the U-M Comprehensive Cancer Center and the U-M Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery offer free throat cancer screenings, smoking cessation counseling as well as other resources regarding throat cancer.
The screening event helps to identify patients with previously undetected cancers, especially those patients without access to health care or insurance. In addition, the event offers education about the causes of throat cancer, such as smoking and tobacco use, as well as alcohol abuse.
Symptoms of throat cancer include trouble swallowing food, mouth soreness and persistent hoarseness. If you exhibit any of the above symptoms of throat cancer, you should be screened. The free cancer screening exams take about 45 minutes. Free parking and AATA bus transportation are provided, and refreshments are served. Priority is given to those without insurance.