The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center will
sponsor free head and neck cancer screenings from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
April 20 at the Eye and Ear Institute, third floor, 203 Lothrop
St., in Oakland.
The event coincides with oral and head and neck cancer awareness
week sponsored by the Yul Brynner Head and Neck Cancer Foundation.
In 2007, more than 65,000 people will be diagnosed with oral, head
or neck cancers and more than 12,500 will die.
It's almost that time of year again. Many
Americans (and their accountants) have a very important date on
their minds: April 17th, also known as Tax Day.
Every year on April 16th, otolaryngologist-head and neck surgeons
and other voice health professionals worldwide join together to
recognize World Voice Day. This year World Voice Day falls at the
same time as your taxes are due to the federal government. Therefore,
there is no better time to spread the message, “Don’t
Tax Your Voice.”
Karpf, an endocrinologist who also worked at Merck 10 years ago,
is convinced that once people understand how pervasive HPV is -
that the virus causes genital warts as well as cervical cancer and
there is strong evidence that it's linked to head and neck cancers
- more parents will jump on the vaccination bandwagon. By then,
use of the vaccine may have been proven effective for men as well.