Baptist Health Care - Pensacola

Baptist Health Care Screening

Free Screening for Head, Neck and Oral Cancer

Tuesday, April 25, 2017
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Call today to schedule your screening 850.469.7500


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Early stage oral cancer is often painless and goes undetected. This is why early detection is critical. Most head and neck cancers have an excellent survival rate when found in early stages of development. Signs and Symptoms: Most oral cancers show up on the lips, tongue or the floor of the mouth. They also occur inside your cheeks, on your gums or on the roof of your mouth. Other head and neck cancers develop in the voice box or throat.


Some signs and symptoms include:



  • A sore in your mouth that does not heal or that increases in size
  • Persistent pain in your mouth
  • Lumps or white or red patches inside your mouth
  • Difficulty chewing or swallowing or moving your tongue
  • Soreness in your throat or feeling that something is caught in your throat
  • A lump in your neck

Risk Factors: Tobacco (including smokeless tobacco) and alcohol use are the most important risk factors for oral, head and neck cancers, particularly those of the tongue, mouth, throat and voice box. Anyone can develop thyroid cancers, although a family history or exposure to radiation is often a factor. Salivary gland cancers do not seem to be associated with any particular cause.


Human Papillomavirus (HPV) and Oral Cancer: There has been an increase of head and neck cancer incidences in young adults, a group traditionally at low risk, attributed to the human papillomavirus (HPV), a cancer-causing virus.


Baptist Medical Group - ENT


1717 North E St., Tower 3, Suite 239, Pensacola, Fla.

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About Us

Baptist Health Care (BHC) comprises three hospitals, three medical parks, one behavioral health location and an institute for orthopaedics and sports medicine, with locations throughout Northwest Florida and South Alabama region.