Free Oral Cancer Screening Set

Contact: Louise DuPont



LEXINGTON, Ky. (April 8, 2005) -- A free oral cancer screening will take place on Friday, April 15, from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the lobby of the Whitney Hendrickson Building at University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center .

Adults interested in participating should register the day of screening . No appointment is necessary . The screening will take place as part of April’s “Lunch and Learn series,” which is a resource fair and educational session about head and neck cancer.

The screening takes less than two minutes and will be performed by faculty members of the UK College of Dentistry and the UK Department of General Surgery . Participants also will receive a free oral screening kit for use at home . UK is one of 40 nationwide sites selected to participate in the seventh annual Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Campaign sponsored by the Yul Brynner Head and Neck Cancer Foundation .

For more information, please call Terri Mollineaux, cancer screening coordinator, UK Markey Cancer Center at (859) 323-7132.

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