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Wednesday April 3 and Thursday April 4

Throat cancer screening

Multiple and with varied symptoms, throat cancers affect more than 15,000 people each year. Caen Normandy University Hospital is mobilizing and supporting the Rouge-Gorge campaign , launched to the general public by health professionals.

Free screening by appointment

On this occasion, the teams from the otolaryngology and head and neck surgery and maxillofacial surgery departments are organizing a screening for oral cavity cancers intended for the general public.

Two half-days planned:

  • Location: 14th floor of the tower – unit 41
  • Wednesday April 3 from 1:30 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. ENT consultations – reservation at 02 31 06 39 46
  • Thursday April 4 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for maxillofacial surgery consultations – reservation at 02 31 06 48 15

Procedure:

  • Dedicated medical consultation
  • Physical examination
  • Meeting with a tobacco specialist

Making an appointment required

Throat cancers and HPV

In France, in 2015, 40 to 60% of new cases of oropharyngeal cancer were attributable to HPV (source: International Agency for Research on Cancer).

If these HPV -induced cancers are treated in the same way as other oropharyngeal cancers, they have a better prognosis than cancers linked to tobacco and/or alcohol.

Ultimately, the prevention of these cancers through vaccination, as for cervical cancers, could be considered.

Information

By appointment only

Wednesday April 3 and Thursday April 4
Wednesday 1:30 p.m. – 4:45 p.m. and Thursday 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Communication department of Caen Normandy University Hospital
CHU Caen Normandy

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