April is Head and Neck Cancer Awareness month, dedicated to bringing awareness to this group of cancers that collectively account for nearly 4% of all cancers in the United States, according to the National Cancer Institute.
Our Head and Neck Cancer Duke Raleigh Hospital team organizes and conducts free annual screening events at The Carolina Mudcats game, the Minor League Baseball team of the Carolina League in Raleigh. This year our team’s table was visited by around 300 people who enjoyed spinning the prize wheel for an array of prizes and learned information about head and neck cancer risks and prevention. 31 individual screenings were completed. Dr. Trinitia Cannon threw out the first pitch of the game and gave an interview.
Thank you to those who came out to provide screenings and to anyone who stopped by our booth.