FREE Oral Cancer Screening
In recognition of Oral, Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Week, Head & Neck Surgery (a division of Greenville Ear, Nose & Throat) will offer screenings April 14. Registration is required; call (864) 455-5300, as a limited number of appointments are available.
Oral, head and neck cancers include those that arise in the nasal cavity, sinuses, lips, mouth, thyroid glands, salivary glands, throat or larynx (voice box).
Most oral cancers appear on the lips, tongue or the floor of the mouth. They also may occur inside your cheeks, on your gums or on the roof of your mouth. Oropharyngeal cancers related to HPV are often found in the tonsil or base of tongue. Other head and neck cancers arise from the voice box or throat, or from salivary (spit) glands or the thyroid gland.
Some early signs and symptoms include:
- A red or white spot in your mouth that doesn’t heal or that increases in size
- Sore throat or swollen tonsil
- Changes in your voice
- A lump in your neck
- Difficulty swallowing
If you have any of the above symptoms, join us at the free oral cancer screening.
Wipe Out Colorectal Cancer Lunch and Learn
Join Cedrek McFadden, MD with the GHS Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery to learn about signs, symptoms, and management of colorectal cancer and the steps you can use to prevent the disease. These are free events, and a healthy lunch will be provided. Visit https://www.ghs.org/colorectal-cancer-lunch/ to learn more and register.
Tai Chi/Qigong for Health and Wellness
Learn how to enhance health and well-being through low-impact mind-body exercise on Mondays, March 6-April 24, 7:15-8:15 p.m., at the Greenville Health System Life Center. Fee: $80 members, $100 non-members. To register, call 455-4001.
Learn the basics about diabetes on Wednesday, March 8, 8:30-9:30 a.m.; Friday, March 17, Noon-1 p.m.; Monday, March 20, 7-8 p.m., or Wednesday, March 22, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., at the Greenville Health System Life Center. Free; no registration required. For more information, call 455-8722.
Learn guidelines for eating less sodium, which can help manage congestive heart failure and hypertension, on Monday, March 20, 8:30 a.m., 9:30 a.m. or 12:30 p.m., at the Greenville Health System Life Center. Free; registration required. To register, call 455-4010.
Ease away your tension with a 30-minute centered mindfulness session on Monday, March 20, 11:30 a.m., at the Greenville Health System Life Center. Free; registration required. To register, call 455-4001.
Grow Your Best Tomatoes Ever
Join Master Gardener Suzy Seagrave for a lesson on growing tomatoes on Monday, March 20, 6 p.m., at the Greenville Health System Life Center. Free; registration required. To register, call 455-4001.
Learn the components of a safe exercise program on Wednesday, March 22, 9:30 a.m. or 12:30 p.m., at the Greenville Health System Life Center. Free; registration required. To register, call 455-5173.
Learn the risk factors that make up the metabolic syndrome and steps you can take to prevent or control diabetes, heart disease and stroke on Monday, March 27, 8:30 a.m., 9:30 a.m. or 12:30 p.m., at the Greenville Health System Life Center. Free; registration required. To register, call 455-4010.
Upstate Birth & Baby Expo
This event takes place Saturday, April 1, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., at McAlister Square and includes speakers, workshops, kids’ activities, nursing lounge with lactation consultants, a fashion show and more! For more details, visit upstatebirthandbabyexpo.com.
Life After Loss
Capture memories of your loved one through written stories on Thursdays, April 13 and 20, at Cottingham Hospice House in Seneca. Free; registration required. To register, visit ghs.org/events.
Is Weight-loss Surgery for You?
Learn from Greenville Health System bariatric surgeons what may be the best weight-loss option for you on Tuesdays, 1 p.m., and Wednesdays, 9 a.m., at 2104 Woodruff Road. Free; registration required. Call 676-1072.
Diabetes Support Group
This free support group meets the second Monday of every month from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Greenville Health System Life Center. For more information, call (864) 455-4003.
Tobacco Cessation Support Group
This free support group meets every Tuesday from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the Community Room at Patewood Memorial Hospital. For more information, call (864) 455-9355.
Weight Management Support Group
This free support group meets every Thursday from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Greenville Health System Life Center. For more information, call (864) 522-3144.
This free nutrition class focuses on creating positive nutrition changes for cancer survivors and takes place every Thursday from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Cancer Institute of Greenville Health System. To register, call (864) 455-2862.
Greenville Health System’s Hospice of the Foothills offers bereavement support and education to the community. Dates, times and locations vary. To learn more, call (864) 882-8940.