Botsford News Release
Farmington Hills, Mich. (May 3, 2011)---Botsford Hospital's Cancer Center will conduct free screenings for head and neck cancer and skin cancer on Saturday, May 14.
Skin cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in this country while head and neck cancers are the sixth most common. Both types of cancer can be easily curable when detected early. Screenings are key to early diagnosis.
The screenings will be held from 9 a.m. until noon at the Botsford Cancer Center. Registration is required. To register, please call the Botsford Cancer Center at (248) 471-8120.
Skin cancer screening involves a head-to-toe skin assessment. A health professional will look for suspicious areas, such as discolored or misshapen moles. People with possible skin cancer or precancerous conditions will be referred either to their family physician or to a dermatologist for further tests.
Head and neck cancers are a wide range of tumors in several regions of the head, neck and oral cavity including sinuses, mouth, larynx, and throat. Major risk factors for developing these cancers include exposure to tobacco and heavy use of alcohol. Human Papilloma Virus (HPV), a commonly occurring virus, may also play a role in head and neck cancers. The screening will consist of a conventional head and neck examination along with the ViziLite Plus System, which provides early identification of oral abnormalities that can lead to oral cancers.
The Botsford Cancer Center is located at 27900 Grand River Avenue in Farmington Hills.
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Beaumont Health is a not-for-profit organization formed by Beaumont Health System, Botsford Health Care and Oakwood Healthcare in 2014 to provide patients with the benefit of greater access to the highest quality, compassionate care, no matter where they live in southeast Michigan. The organization has budgeted net revenue of $4.1 billion and consists of eight hospitals with 3,337 beds, 168 outpatient sites, nearly 5000 physicians and 35,000 employees and about 3,500 volunteers. In 2014, the combined organizations had 175,675 inpatient admissions, 16,229 births and 492,148 emergency visits. Beaumont Health is the largest health system in Michigan for inpatient admissions and net patient revenue. For more information, visit beaumonthealth.org.
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