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Free screening for head and neck cancer at new Central Station

A Liverpool hospital is offering free checks for a cancer that affects almost 500 people in Merseyside each year.

As part of Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Week (19th-23rd November) the Head and Neck Cancer team from Aintree University Hospital, which has some of the best results in the world for head and neck cancer surgery, will be at the newly-refurbished Liverpool Central Station on Wednesday 21st November offering free screening and health advice.

Professor Simon Rogers, Clinical Director for the Head and Neck Unit at Aintree, said: “We want to raise awareness of the symptoms to look out for. Early detection is key and gives patients the best chance of effective treatment.

“The screening involves a quick oral examination and a few health related questions. It lasts no more than five minutes but can be a life saver.”

There will be a team of nurses and consultants on hand to answer any questions and information leaflets will be available to take away.

The team will be at Liverpool Central Station on 21st November from 9am-3pm. Clinics will also run at Aintree University Hospital:

  • 19th November – Head and Neck Unit – 1pm-2.30pm
  • 20th November – Ward 28 – 1pm-2.30pm
  • 22nd November – Ward 29 - 1pm-2.30pm

For more information, visit www.headandneckcancer.co.uk.

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