PeaceHealth Cancer Center offering free screenings, April 20

PeaceHealth St. Joseph Cancer Center will offer free oral, head and neck cancer screenings from 9-11 a.m. on Saturday, April 20.

The screening is painless and takes about 10 minutes. Doctors will be on hand to do a brief examination. Registration is required and a time can be reserved by calling the Cancer Center at 360-788-8226.

The center is located at 3301 Squalicum Parkway in Bellingham.

Oral, head and neck cancers claim approximately 13,200 lives per year, according to PeaceHealth. If diagnosed early, these cancers can be more easily treated without significant complications, and the chances of survival greatly increase.

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