Health Days 2021

Oral, Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Week

Overview:

The Oral, Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Week held in April of every year aims to raise awareness of this disease and its warning signs, and spread information about prevention methods.  The week delivers a message that early diagnosis as essential for the success of the treatments of these cancers. 

Facts: 
  • Head and neck cancers occur due to long-term exposure to certain factors, such as: Smoking tobacco (cigarettes of all kinds), alcohol, and Human Papillomavirus (HPV).  Prolonged exposure to sunlight can cause lips cancer. It is also the main reason for skin cancer. 
  • Head and neck cancer symptoms include: 
    • A lump in the neck
    • Change in the voice
    • A growth in the mouth
    • Bringing up blood
    • Swallowing problems
    • Changes in the skin
    • Persistent earache
Objectives:
  • Promoting health awareness of oral, head and neck cancer. 
  • Shedding light on the importance of early diagnosis. 
Official date:
Globally: 11-17/4/2021
Locally: 29/8-5/9/1442H.

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References:

Head and Neck Cancer Alliance
American Academy of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery








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Last Update : 21 February 2022 01:59 PM
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