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April 14, 2005

Free head/neck cancer screenings offered

UPMC will host free head and neck cancer screenings, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., April 15, at the Eye and Ear Institute, third floor, 203 Lothrop St. The event will coincide with Oral and Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Week.

In 2005, more than 65,000 people are expected to be diagnosed with oral, head or neck cancers and more than 12,500 likely will die. “More than 85 percent of head and neck cancers are related to tobacco use, making this one of the most preventable diseases of our time,” said Stephen Lai, head and neck surgeon at UPMC.

The screenings are open to the public. No pre-registration is required.

For more information, call 412/647-2100.

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