The mission of the AHNS is to advance Education, Research, and Quality of Care for the head and neck oncology patient.
Skin Cancer Awareness
May is Skin Cancer and Melanoma Awareness Month!
May is Skin Cancer and Melanoma Awareness Month! Members of the American Head and Neck Society are encouraged to reach out to the general public and providers in their community to spread the word on the risks of exposure to Ultraviolet light from the sun and tanning beds and the signs and symptoms of malignant and premalignant skin lesions. With the incidence of many of these diseases increasing, it is critical for all of us to play a part in disease prevention.
Head and Neck Skin Cancer Screen Event Opportunities
College football tailgate (many of us are associated with universities with college football programs)
Professional golf tournaments (large proportion of light-skinned people attending an event, most of whom participate in the same outdoor event)
Minor League baseball games
5k/10k/half/full marathons and local running events
Summer outdoor music festivals
College marching band camps
Symphony orchestra outdoor summer concerts
Community Service Events
Food Bank (while waiting in line)
Community “Fall/Spring Festival” gatherings
Rural Access Medicine events (may overlap with the actual medical care portion)