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Oral, Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Week

Oral, Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Week 2018 is April 8-15.

Oral, Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Week® (OHANCAW), led by the Head and Neck Cancer Alliance and supported by the American Academy of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery, is April 8-15, 2018. OHANCAW is a weeklong series of events promoting awareness of oral, head, and neck cancer, highlighted by a day of free cancer screenings throughout the US.

According to a Harris Interactive survey, 71 percent of Americans say they have not been examined by a medical professional for oral, head, and neck cancer. Given the rise in oral cancers related to human papillomavirus (HPV), screening for early detection of this disease is more than important than ever. The Academy is urging you to participate by conducting a free screening at your medical practice, clinic, hospital or medical university. To find screening locations in your area, please visit the Head and Neck Cancer Alliance website for more information.

Host a head and neck cancer screening in your community. Learn more at

AAO-HNSF Clinical Practice Guideline: Evaluation of the Neck Mass in Adults

Published Guideline

Executive Summary

Plain Language Summary

Podcast Part 1: Implications for Otolaryngologists

Podcast Part 2: Implications for Non-otolaryngologists

Patient Health Information

Head and Neck Cancer

50 Facts about Oral, Head and Neck Cancer

Frequently Asked Questions: Neck Mass

Neck Mass Biopsy: What Should the Adult Patient Expect

Examination under Anesthesia: What Should the Adult Patient Expect

Adult Neck Mass Follow-up

Tools from the Head and Neck Cancer Alliance

Screening Information for Clinicians