Head and Neck Cancer Screening and Serum Repository
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Head and Neck Squaumous Cell Cancer(HNSCC) is the 6th most common cancer in the United States and the 3rd most common worldwide. Risk factors include abuse to tobacco and alcohol. Survival is related to stage of HNSCC when treatment is sought. Most HNSCC patients present with advanced staged disease. This screening activity will educate patients with HNSCC rick factors and screen for pre malignant and/or early staged lesions.
Condition or disease
Head and Neck Squamous Cell Cancer
Otolaryngology staff memebers and residents will perform head and neck examinations upon participants after the participant has completed their questionnaire and had the opportunity to partcipate in the research portion by having blood drawn. A suspicious head and neck examination will be considered abnormal, and further recommendations for follow-up will be made. Participants will be provided with a list of practicing head and neck surgeons within the state of Arkansas.
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