(Middletown, NY) – In recognition of Oral Cancer Awareness month, Orange Regional Medical Center will offer free oral, head and neck cancer screenings to community members age 18 years and older. Appointments are available for April 15 at Orange Regional’s Community Health Education Center located at 110 Crystal Run Road in Middletown. Oral exams will be provided by Sergey Koyfman, D.O. and Thomas Littner, D.D.S. Pre-registration is required. To schedule an exam, please call The Orange Regional Health Connection at 1-888-321-ORMC (6762) by April 14.
The oral, head and neck cancer screening helps to detect cancer that develops in the head and neck region, including the nasal cavity; sinuses; lips; mouth; thyroid glands; salivary glands; throat or larynx (voice box). Appointments are limited and will be made on a first come, first serve basis.
What are the Potential Warning Signs of Oral Cancers?
The signs and symptoms of oral cancers often go unnoticed. However, there are a few visible signs associated with these cancers that require immediate attention including:
–Red or white patches in the mouth that last more than two weeks
–Change in voice or hoarseness that lasts more than two weeks
–Sore throat that does not subside
–Pain or swelling in the mouth or neck that does not subside
–Lump in the neck
–Difficulty speaking, swallowing or breathing
For more information about Orange Regional Medical Center’s cancer services please visit ormccancercare.org. Orange Regional Medical Center is a member of the Greater Hudson Valley Health System.
About Orange Regional’s Comprehensive Cancer Services
The Spagnoli Family Cancer Center provides a comprehensive range of services for diagnosing and treating various types of cancers. From breast and lung cancer to esophageal and head or neck cancer, Orange Regional offers the latest diagnostic and cancer-fighting technologies, including robotic surgery, clinical trials radio frequency ablation and the most-advanced radiation therapy technology. The Center provides treatment options and procedures locally for all stages of cancer. Trained at the nation’s most prestigious medical centers, Orange Regional offers a team of experienced physicians who are backed by our skillful, certified oncology nurses and caring staff. For more information on Cancer Care Services at Orange Regional, visit www.ormccancercare.org.