UF Health to hold head, neck cancer seminar


UF Health will hold a seminar on March 29 focusing on the latest advances to prevent and treat head and neck cancer.

The free event is scheduled from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 29, at the Hilton University of Florida Conference Center located at 1714 SW 34th St. in Gainesville.

Registration is required to attend the event. Click here to secure your spot at the seminar.

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According to a UF Health release, neck and head cancers occur in the mouth, nose, throat, larynx, sinuses and salivary glands. The cancers are often caused by alcohol and tobacco use, as well as human papillomavirus, or HPV infection.

Head and neck cancer symptoms can include a lump in the neck, a persistent sore throat, difficulty swallowing and changes in voice.

Treatment can affect some of the most vital human functions, such as speaking and swallowing, but therapy may help.

Nearly 68,000 people in the U.S. will develop these cancers, which result in approximately 11,000 deaths. The seminar will instruct how to prevent and treat cancers as early detection and treatment are essential for improving outcomes.

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