Education and Support Services
Prevention and Screening Programs
In 2019, the Cancer Committee organized and offered at least
one cancer-screening program designed to decrease the number
of patients with late-stage disease and meet the screening
needs of the community. Physicians and advanced practice
providers performed visual and hands-on screenings of the oral
cavity and neck region. This program followed the Head & Neck
Cancer Coalition and National Comprehensive Cancer Network
n What: Head and Neck Screenings by Physicians and Advanced
n When: February 16, 2019.
February 21, 2019.
April 10, 2019.
August 28, 2019.
November 23, 2019.
n Where: Coconut Grove Arts Festival.
Temple Beth Am.
Miami Cancer Institute.
Baptist Medical Arts Building.
New World Symphony Open House.
n Highlights: 206 screenings performed.
13 abnormal findings.
n Post-screening Test:
n 100 percent of participants found the event valuable.
n 52.4 percent of participants are planning to make changes in
their lives based on what they learned.
n 92 percent of participants who had a finding will follow up with
a physician in the near future.
n Next Steps: Scheduling team followed up with participants who
had positive findings to ensure they made appointments with a
physician and/or received information on available resources in
The American Cancer Society estimated about 53,000 people will
get oral cavity and oropharyngeal cancer in the United States in
2019. Our Cancer Committee will continue to support additional
disease site screenings in future events and identify additional
disease site screenings.