Press Release

For Immediate Release: May 13, 2015

Union County Partners with Clark Township to Offer Free Oral Cancer Screenings

Clark ShopRite, Krause Dental Care co-sponsor screening at Clark ShopRite on Saturday, May 16th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Union County, NJ – In an effort aimed at promoting the early detection of oral cancer, the Union County Office of Health Management through the Chronic Disease Coalition of Middlesex and Union Counties have partnered with the Clark Township Health Department, Clark ShopRite and Dr. Kurt M. Krause, D.M.D. from Krause Dental Care in Cranford, New Jersey, to provide free oral cancer screenings.

In Union County, the Oral Cancer screening will take place at the Clark ShopRite, 76 Central Avenue in Clark, on Saturday, May 16 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. All attendees will qualify to enter a drawing for a door prize courtesy of Clark Township Health Department.

“I’d like to thank all our partners involved in this screening for raising public awareness about reducing oral cancer risks,” said Union County Freeholder Chairman Mohamed S. Jalloh. “Oral cancer screenings can save lives and are an effective means of cancer detection at an early, highly curable stage.”

Oral cancer is not a rare disease. Approximately 43,250 people will be diagnosed with oral cancer every year in the US. It kills one person every hour of every day, and over 115 new individuals will be diagnosed with it each day. The good news is that it can often be found early in its development, through a simple, painless, and quick screening. With early detection, survival rates are high and the side-effects from treatment are at their lowest.

Like other screenings you engage in, oral cancer screenings are an effective means of finding cancer at its early, highly curable stages. The Chronic Disease Coalition of Middlesex and Union Counties urge you to make oral cancer screening part of your annual health check-ups.

For more information about Oral Cancer Screening, please call the Union County Office of Health Management at 908-518-5620.

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