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Ten Minutes That Can Save Your Life

-Free Oral, Head and Neck Cancer Screening at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center-

(Englewood, NJ, April 9, 2013) Englewood Hospital and Medical Center is hosting a free oral, head and neck cancer screening on Monday, April 29, from 5:30pm-8:30pm, in recognition of Oral, Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Month.

The screening is designed to improve early diagnosis, which can lead to higher survival rates and better outcomes. It includes a five to ten minute exam of the mouth, tongue and lymph nodes in the neck. The exam is painless and could be life-saving.

Cancers of the head and neck include the oral and nasal cavity, lips, mouth, thyroid glands, salivary glands, throat and voice box. Oral, head and neck cancers claim approximately 12,000 lives per year. The ability to treat these cancers without significant complications improves when diagnosed early.

Warning signs and symptoms can include a sore in your mouth that doesn't heal or that increases in size, persistent pain in your mouth, lumps or white or red patches inside your mouth, difficulty chewing, swallowing or moving your tongue, soreness in your throat or feeling that something is caught in your throat, a voice change or a lump in your neck.

If you have any of those signs, do not wait for the free screening. Seek medical attention immediately.

What: Free Oral, Head and Neck Cancer Screening

When: 5:30pm-8:30pm, Monday, April 29

Where: Englewood Hospital and Medical Center

Pre-Admission Testing Area (located in the Berrie Building)

350 Engle Street, Englewood, NJ 07631

How: To register, call: (866) 980-3462 or visit www.englewoodhospital.com and click on “Class and Event Registration.” Free parking is available.

 
About Englewood Hospital and Medical Center
 
Englewood Hospital and Medical Center provides the highest level of compassionate, patient care and safety through a broad range of advanced clinical programs, treatments and diagnostic services. It is renowned for its bloodless medicine and surgery program, cardiac and vascular programs and its leadership in breast care, oncology and joint replacement services. Through its affiliation with the Mount Sinai School of Medicine and the Mount Sinai Consortium for Graduate Medical Education, this acute-care and community teaching hospital trains medical residents in many disciplines, including internal medicine, critical care medicine, surgery, pediatrics, podiatry, and pathology.   Additionally, many members of Englewood Hospital’s medical staff serve as faculty at Mount Sinai. Englewood Hospital has earned numerous accreditations from the Joint Commission and other organizations and is among the four percent of hospitals nationwide honored with the prestigious Magnet nursing award, a distinction that has been earned three times by its nursing staff.