Oral, Head & Neck Cancer Awareness Week is being held nationwide April 8th – 15th in 2018. To recognize this week, the Dorcy Cancer Center’s nationally recognized CARES (Cancer Assessment Resources Education & Survivorship) program will host a free oral, head and neck cancer screening. Tobacco (including smokeless tobacco) and alcohol use are the most important risk factors for head and neck cancers; however, over the past decade, an increasing number of young non-smokers have developed mouth and throat cancer associated with the human papillomavirus, or HPV. Appointments are free and open to the public and consist of an approximately 10-minute-long, painless, noninvasive screening of the head, neck and mouth. To RSVP or for more information, please call 719-557-4548.