Oral, Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Week

Oral, Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Week 2015 is April 12-18.

Oral, Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Week® (OHANCAW), led by the Head and Neck Cancer Alliance and supported by the American Academy of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery, is April 12-18, 2015. OHANCAW is a weeklong series of events promoting awareness of oral, head, and neck cancer, highlighted by a day of free cancer screenings throughout the US.

According to a Harris Interactive survey, 71 percent of Americans say they have not been examined by a medical professional for oral, head, and neck cancer. Given the rise in oral cancers related to human papillomavirus (HPV), screening for early detection of this disease is more than important than ever. The Academy is urging you to participate by conducting a free screening at your medical practice, clinic, hospital or medical university. To find screening locations in your area, please visit the Head and Neck Cancer Alliance website for more information.

Past OHANCAW Tools from the Academy

April 2014 BulletinOHANCAW: A Week to Make a Difference

Celebrate OHANCAW online and spread awareness on social media by incorporating this Facebook cover photo on your page!

Facebook Cover Photo
You can use this complimentary cover photo specially designed for this month's health observance! Simply right click to save the image to your computer and then upload it as your cover photo on Facebook.

2014 OHANCAW Facebook Cover Photo

Patient Health Information

Head and Neck Cancer

50 Facts about Oral, Head and Neck Cancer

Famous People Who Have Had Oral, Head and Neck Cancer

Thyroid Disorders and Surgery

Pediatric Thyroid Cancer

Tools from the Head and Neck Cancer Alliance

Online Press Kit/Forms/Screening Documents & Related Materials