Ellis Fischel Cancer Center Offering Free Screenings

5 years 19 hours 47 minutes ago April 26, 2012 Apr 26, 2012 Thursday, April 26 2012 Thursday, April 26, 2012 6:54:00 PM CDT in News
By: Associated Press

COLUMBIA (AP) -- The Ellis Fischel Cancer Center in Columbia is offering free screenings for oral, head and neck cancer on Friday afternoon.

Men and women 18 and older can be screened from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the medical center, located at 115 Business Loop 70 West. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 573-817-3080.

The screening consists of a 10-minute physical exam of a patient's mouth, face and neck by a cancer specialist. Eillis Fischel is part of the University of Missouri Health Care system.

An Ellis Fischel oncologist says that 85 percent of head and neck cancers are connected to tobacco use. Those types of cancer affect more than 40,000 Americans annually.

 

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