Public Urged to Attend Free Screenings on Friday, April 20
The Yul Brynner Head and Neck Cancer Foundation (YBF) urges Americans to get screened for cancer during the 2007 Oral, Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Week (OHANCAW), April 16-22. The week is highlighted by a nationwide day of free screenings at more than 150 medical centers on Friday, April 20. For more information and to find a screening site near you log onto www.headandneck.org
. According to the American Cancer Society, this year more than 40,000 Americans will be diagnosed with cancers of the head and neck – which include cancers of the oral cavity, larynx and pharynx – and 7,550 will die.