UIC College of Dentistry Offering Free Oral, Neck Cancer Screenings, April 12th

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Date(s) - 04/12/2016
10:00 am - 12:30 pm

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UIC College of Dentistry

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The University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) College of Dentistry’s Oral Medicine Clinic will host free oral cancer screenings on Tuesday, April 12, from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

The clinic is in Room 110 at the UIC College of Dentistry, 801 S. Paulina St., Chicago, IL, and is part of the Department of Oral Medicine and Diagnostic Sciences.

The screenings are held in conjunction with Oral, Head, and Neck Cancer Awareness Week, sponsored nationally by the Oral, Head and Neck Cancer Alliance and their corporate partners Bristol-Myers Squibb, Lilly, and Merck.

Such screenings can catch oral and neck cancer in the early stages.

According to Dr. Beth Miloro, Clinical Assistant Professor of Oral Medicine and Diagnostic Sciences, “Oral cancer is not symptomatic until late stage, when survival rates greatly decrease. When undetected until late stage, oral cancer has one of the lowest survival rates of all cancers. Routine oral cancer screenings allow us to detect early signs of oral cancer, even before it becomes invasive and before patients are aware of it.”

Taking about ten minutes, the screenings are quick, painless, and free.

For more information, contact William S. Bike, (312) 996-8495, or by email at: billbike@uic.edu