A lump or bump on the thyroid, a history of head and neck radiation, and a family history are all risk factors for thyroid cancer, now the seventh most common cancer in women. But the good news is that thyroid cancer can be effectively treated when it is caught early.
The MCG Thyroid Center is offering a free thyroid cancer screening on Thursday, October 19 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Otolaryngology offices on the fourth floor of the MCG Ambulatory Care Center on Harper Street.
Physician specialists will look for signs of thyroid cancer and offer advice for treatment. Individuals with large goiters are also appropriate for screening, and should consider being evaluated.
For more information, please call 706-721-6100.
MCG Health System is composed of three separate organizations -- MCG Health, Inc. and the clinical services offered by the faculty employees of the Medical College of Georgia and the members of the MCG Physicians Practice Group Foundation.
The physicians of MCG Health System are community physicians, faculty employees of the Medical College of Georgia, or employees of the MCG Physicians Practice Group Foundation, not employees of MCG Health, Inc. MCG Health, Inc. is a not-for-profit corporation operating the MCG Medical Center, MCG Children's Medical Center, the MCG Sports Medicine Center, MCG Ambulatory Care Center, the Georgia Radiation Therapy Center and related clinical facilities and services.
MCG Health, Inc. was formed to support the research and education mission of the Medical College of Georgia and to build the economic growth of the CSRA, the state of Georgia and the Southeast by providing an environment for faculty employees of the Medical College of Georgia and the MCG Physicians Practice Group Foundation and community physicians to deliver the highest level of primary and specialty health care. For more information, please visit www.MCGHealth.org.