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Early warning signs of cancer

While lung cancer cases are down, cancers in the head and neck appear to be increasing. Fortunately, most head and neck cancers produce early symptoms and are curable if caught early.

You should know the possible warning signs so you can alert your doctor to your symptoms as soon as possible.

If you are experiencing any of the following problems which won’t go away, call the number below to schedule an appointment for Long Island College Hospital of Brooklyn’s free screening, April 25 from 1-3 p.m.

Symptoms to Look Out For

• A growth or sore in the mouth which does not improve

• Throat pain

• Difficulty or pain while swallowing

• Hoarseness

• Bloody cough

• Lump in the neck

“Remember, successful treatment of head and neck cancer can depend on early detection. Know-ing and recognizing the signs of head and neck cancer can save your life,” says Dr. Krish Sundaram, vice chairman of Oto-laryngology at LICH.

The screening will be held at the Department of Otolaryngology (ENT) at LICH, 134 Atlantic Avenue.

To schedule an appointment, call 718-780-1394.

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