Head and neck cancer free screening event

Baptist Health Hardin. March 03, 2023

Free head and neck cancer screenings on Wednesday, April 26, from 9 a.m. – noon. 

ELIZABETHTOWN, KY (March 1, 2023) – Baptist Health will be conducting head and neck cancer screenings on Wednesday, April 26, from 9 a.m. – noon. There is no cost for screening, but registration for the event is required, and only a limited number of appointments is available.

Screenings will be conducted by Aleksander Smith, MD, at Baptist Health Medical Group Ear, Nose & Throat, located at 2411 Ring Rd., Ste. 105 in Elizabethtown.

Head and neck cancers are those that begin inside the mouth, throat, larynx, salivary glands, sinuses, and the muscles and nerves in these areas.

According to the National Cancer Institute, these cancers make up about 4% of all cancers in the United States. In 2021, 68,000 people were diagnosed with head and neck cancers.

Head and neck cancers are more common in people over age 50. People who use alcohol and tobacco are at the highest risk for this type of cancer. Other common causes include HPV infection, occupational exposure, and genetic disorders, among others.

To register for your free head and neck cancer screening, visit https://events.baptisthealth.com/e/mmfdhk/

For questions, or more information, call 270-706-5540