Free Oral Cancer Screenings (2019 Oral Cancer Awareness)
Free Oral Cancer Screenings (2019 Oral Cancer Awareness)

Over 50,000 Americans will be diagnosed with head & neck cancer this year, causing more than 10,000 deaths, making it the sixth most common cancer in the world. There are more than 640,000 new cases of oral cancer diagnosed annually worldwide. 

To help our community fight oral, head and neck cancers, the UIC College of Dentistry is providing free oral cancer screenings Wednesday, April 17th, 9:30am-12:30pm in the Oral Surgery Clinic located on the first floor, room 110.  Those wishing to be screened should can stop by in anytime between 9:30am-12:30 pm.

The process will take about 5–10 minutes and will screen you for oral, head and neck cancer.
No appointment or insurance is required and walk-ins are welcome.

 The screenings are held in conjunction with Oral, Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Week, sponsored nationally by Bristol-Myers Squibb, Lilly, and Merck.

 

Additional Oral, Head & Neck Cancer Screenings

The UI Cancer Center at UI Health will be offering free oral, head, and neck cancer screenings during Oral, Head, & Neck Cancer Awareness Week, April 8-12, 2019.

Locations and times

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UI Health Mile Square–South Shore
7037 S. Stony Island Ave.
Chicago, IL
8:30 am – 12:30 pm

Tuesday April 9
UI Health Mile Square–Humboldt Park
3240 West Division St.
Chicago, IL
8:30 am – 12:30 pm

Wednesday April 10
UI Health Mile Square–Main
1220 S. Wood St.
Chicago, IL
8:30 am – 12:30 pm

Thursday April 11
UIC College of Dentistry
801 S. Paulina St.
Chicago, IL
8:30 am – 12:30 pm

Friday April 12
UI Health Mile Square – Back of the Yards
4630 S. Bishop St.
Chicago, IL
10 am – 2 pm

 

Location and Directions (UIC College of Dentistry)

 

To learn more about oral cancer, ask the oral cancer experts at UIC College of Dentistry.

 

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Did you know:

You are 3 times more likely to get oral cancer if you drink or use tobacco. And 30 times more likely if you have HPV, or Human Papillomavirus
 

 

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Oral Medicine & Facial Pain Specialists Serving Chicago

Unique Expertise in Oral Pathology, Diagnostics and Facial Pain Therapy

Call (312) 355-1222 for a consultation

The Oral Medicine & Facial Pain Clinic at University of Illinois at Chicago provides a broad range of diagnosis and non-surgical treatment for the treatment of oral mucosal diseases including oral complications of medical therapy including cancer treatment (i.e. chemotherapy and radiation therapy); oral changes associated with systemic diseases; salivary gland dysfunction and dry mouth; Inflammatory conditions including mucosal auto-immune diseases; viral, bacterial and fungal infections; benign growths; diagnosis of oral cancer and pre-cancerous lesions; canker sores; bad breath; taste changes; oral manifestations of HIV.  We use a multidisciplinary approach to expertly diagnose and treat these oral mucosal diseases.

The Oral Medicine clinic is staffed by faculty members who have extensive professional expertise and experience in all aspects of Oral Medicine and Clinical Oral Pathology. We are the only academic center of this kind in Chicago.

Services

Conditions routinely treated

  • Oral complications of medical therapy including cancer treatment (i.e. chemotherapy and radiation therapy)
  • Oral changes associated with systemic diseases
  • Salivary gland dysfunction and dry mouth
  • Inflammatory conditions including mucosal auto-immune diseases
  • Viral, bacterial and fungal infections
  • Benign growths
  • Diagnosis of oral cancer and pre-cancerous lesions
  • Canker sores
  • Bad breath
  • Taste changes
  • Oral manifestations of HIV

Our approach

We use a multidisciplinary approach to expertly diagnose and treat these oral mucosal diseases. The Oral Medicine team collaborates with all dental disciplines, including Periodontics, Endodontics, and Oral Surgery as well as a number of medical disciplines, including ENT, Dermatology, Oncology, Neurology, Hematology, Radiology, Surgery, and Psychiatry.

More information about our services

 

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(National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research)

 

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(National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research)

Learn more about Oral Cancer causes, symptoms and the risks
(National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research)

 

Date:
April 17, 2019
Time:
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Location:
UIC College of Dentistry
801 S. Paulina St.

Chicago , IL 60612
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