Sparrow, Delta Dental join with local Patient to promote Oral Cancer Awareness Month

Posted at 3:50 PM, Apr 06, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-06 15:50:09-04

What: April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month and you probably didn’t know that young people, in particular, are susceptible to the disease through the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV). Or that 50,000 new cases of oral and throat cancer were diagnosed in the United States in 2017. Sparrow and Delta Dental are joining together to spotlight awareness and prevention techniques and to showcase a free screening event at Lansing Community College on April 23. A local man who has overcome neck and head cancer, a Sparrow Herbert-Herman Cancer Center Oncologist, and Delta Dental’s Chief Science Officer will be available to talk to reporters.

Where: Lobby of Sparrow Herbert-Herman Cancer Center, 1140 E. Michigan Avenue, Lansing.

When: Monday, April 9, noon.

How: Any reporter or media wishing to attend the event should contact John Foren, Director of Media and Public Relations, at 517.364.8093 or 517.256.1743.