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Lori Hamilton, Wife of NASCAR Legend Bobby Hamilton, Urges Public to Attend Free Cancer Screenings During Oral, Head & Neck Cancer Awareness Week (OHANCAW)
Date:4/8/2009

arning signs that occur during later stages of the disease include:

  • Ear pain
  • Difficulty speaking or swallowing
  • Difficulty breathing

The most effective prevention strategy continues to be the cessation of behaviors such as smoking, use of chewing tobacco and excessive alcohol consumption. More than 85 percent of head and neck cancers are related to tobacco use, while others may have a relationship to viral causes such as HPV and Epstein-Barr Virus.

About Oral, Head & Neck Cancer Awareness Week

Oral, Head & Neck Cancer Awareness Week (OHANCAW), coordinated by the Head and Neck Cancer Alliance, formerly the Yul Brynner Head and Neck Cancer Foundation, is a week in April annually dedicated to educating the public about these potentially life-threatening but highly treatable cancers, and to promoting prevention, screening and early detection. For more information, please visit the OHANCAW website at www.OHANCAW.com.

Funding for the OHANCAW free screenings was provided by Bristol-Myers Squibb and ImClone Systems, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Eli Lilly and Company.

    Media Contact: 
    Jennifer McGuire or Alanna Jamieson
    MCS Healthcare Public Relations on behalf of the Head and Neck Cancer Alliance (HNCA)
    (800) 477-9626


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