According to the American Cancer Society, it is estimated that 13,560 new cases of throat cancer will be diagnosed in 2015. Laryngeal and hypopharyngeal cancers are commonly referred to as throat cancers. Often these cancers develop because of prolonged alcohol or tobacco use, a poor diet, HPV, a weakened immune system, heartburn, genetic syndromes and/or work hazards.
According to the American Cancer Society, common symptoms associated with throat cancer include: hoarseness, sore throat that doesn't go away, constant coughing, pain when swallowing, trouble swallowing, ear pain that doesn't go away, trouble breathing, weight loss and/or lump or mass in the neck.
If you or someone you know is at risk for throat cancer, this screening is imperative. Space is limited and appointments are required as space is limited. This is one of Randolph Cancer Center’s community education events that is offered throughout the year on a variety of health-related topics. To register for this screening, please call (336) 633-7788.