10 minutes of your time could save your life

The best part is it’s free.

Daily Planet

Richmond, VA

04.29.2009

Ten minutes of your time could save your life. The Daily Planet is offering free cancer screenings that will save lives. On 5/1/09 from 8:30 to 11 A.M. The Daily Planet is offering free screenings for Oral, Neck and Head Cancer. The Daily Planet is offering these services to everyone in the Richmond community and saving lives through early cancer detection.

This week is 12th annual Oral, Head and Neck Cancer awareness week. The Daily Planet is committed in its continuance to help improve the health or Richmond’s underprivileged and uninsured communities. The Daily Planet is offering their full medical staff to help diagnosis and assist everyone in the Greater Richmond area.

Oral, Head and Neck Cancer is the sixth most common form of cancer. In 2008 there were 35,300 cases diagnosed with Oral, Head or Neck cancer. The screening process for this type of cancer is painless and take roughly ten minutes to complete. The key to treating and defeating cancer is early detection and diagnosis which can lead to better outcomes.

Oropharyngeal cancer is on the rise in the United States teenage population. An increase in its’ spread is attributed to teenagers engaging in oral sex with those infected with HPV (Human Papillomavirus). Almost 25 percent of all cases of oropharyngeal cancer is attributable to a strain of HPV.

The Oral, Head and Neck Cancer Awareness week is a week long series of events that aim to educate the public about these potentially life-threatening but preventable cancers to promote advanced detection. The OHANCAW is sponsored by the Head Neck and Cancer Alliance (HNCA), formerly the Yule Brynner Head and Neck Cancer Foundation.

Comment from Leslie

Posted this comment for teen girls – we have an epidemic of Middle School girls having oral sex with their peers.  This has been going on for years… Such an early age for girls to feel that their self worth is based on how good they give head.  We have done them wrong – and short changed them on education, self-esteem and values before they even get out of the chute.

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Author: Leslie Carol Botha

Author, publisher, radio talk show host and internationally recognized expert on women's hormone cycles. Social/political activist on Gardasil the HPV vaccine for adolescent girls. Co-author of "Understanding Your Mood, Mind and Hormone Cycle." Honorary advisory board member for the Foundation for the Study of Cycles and member of the Society for Menstrual Cycle Research.