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Mouth, Head & Cancer Awareness Day

The Cork University Dental School and Hospital, Wilton are hosting a FREE Head and Neck Cancer Screening & Awareness Day on Wednesday, 29th September, 9.30am-4.30pm.

The Cork University Dental School and Hospital, Wilton are hosting a FREE Head and Neck Cancer Screening & Awareness Day on Wednesday, 29th September, 9.30am-4.30pm. Members of the general public are encouraged to drop in for a simple, painless examination which takes about five minutes. No appointments are necessary. Follow-up appointments will be made for anyone who needs further investigation. While there are over 400 new head and neck cancer cases in Ireland each year and three Irish people die from these cancers every week, this disease is relatively unknown. In Ireland, head and neck cancer represents approximately 4% of cancer patients (registrations) and is responsible for 1.5% (or 150) of cancer deaths each year. “It kills more people than malignant melanoma, Hodgkins’ disease or cervical cancer,” says Dr Eleanor O’Sullivan of the Cork University Dental School and Hospital, “and yet it has a low profile among the general public and even among health care providers although it is the sixth most common cancer world-wide.” An educational event will be held in the foyer of the Cork University Dental School and Hospital with stands by Smoking Cessation HSE, Alcohol Awareness HSE, Healthy Eating, Dental hygiene – Protect Your Smile Stand, Aging Face Interactive Display, MHNCAI, and trade stands related to the event. This event has the full support of the Irish Cancer Society and the Irish Dental Health Foundation. No appointment is necessary but further information is available from 021-4901113. Do come along and avail of this opportunity to learn how you can reduce your risk of developing this disease.

Category: Public Lectures and Seminars: Teaching and Learning
Date:
Time: 9.30am - 4.30pm
Location: Cork University Dental School and Hospital
Target Audience: All
Admission Price: € Free
Contact: Dr Eleanor O'Sullivan, Oral Surgery
021 4901113
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