Free cancer screenings are being offered to at-risk individuals at the Deaconess Gateway campus in Newburgh, Indiana on Thursday.
Deaconess says free screenings for oral, head, and neck cancers will be given by board-certified otolaryngologists and oncologists from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Thursday evening.
The cancer screenings will be conducted outdoors due to COVID-19 protocols and is intended for individuals who are at higher risk of developing these cancers.
While the cancer screenings are free, Deaconess says appointments must be made.
The American Cancer Society estimates more than 60,000 cases of oral, head, and neck cancer are diagnosed in the United States each year. Tobacco and alcohol use, as well as any history of HPV infection, are risk factors for cancers of the head and neck.