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Head & Neck Cancer Screening


  • Are you a long-time tobacco user?
  • Do you have persistent pain in your throat or ear?
  • Do you have difficulty swallowing, pain while swallowing or trouble moving your tongue?
  • Do you have a sore/ulcer/lump in your mouth that has lasted more than two weeks?
  • Do you have a lump in your neck?
  • Has your voice changed?

If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, you should consider screening for head and neck cancer.

Free head and neck screenings are offered to the public every April. For information, contact Ellen Desper,  Call 434.924.5141 or edd5h@virginia.edu.

Head & Neck Cancer Support Group

When: Last Thursday of each month, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. (Third Thursday in Nov. and Dec.)
Where: Fontaine Research ParkVirginia Department of Forestry, 900 Natural Resources Drive, Conference Room #1175
Cost: Free; parking validation provided
Contact: Paula Capobianco, MSW, 434.982.4091