Moffitt Cancer Center Offers Free Head, Neck and Oral Cancer Screenings in Puerto Rico

April 08, 2019

Moffitt Cancer Center Offers Free Head, Neck and Oral Cancer Screenings in Puerto Rico


TAMPA, Fla. (April 8, 2019) — Did you know more Puerto Ricans are diagnosed with thyroid cancer than ever before? According to the American Cancer Society, women are three times more likely to develop the disease than men.

Join Dr. Julie Hallanger-Johnson on Saturday, May 4, at the San Juan Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino in Puerto Rico for a free seminar about managing thyroid nodules. This event is part of the Puerto Rico Advisory Council at Moffitt Cancer Center, which hosts cancer education lectures twice a year on the island.

Free head, neck and oral cancer screenings will be available for registered guests from 8 to 9:30 a.m. prior to the educational program and again from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

To register, visit or call 813-745-8550. For additional information, email



WHAT: From Moffitt to Puerto Rico: Conversations About Cancer

DATE: Saturday, May 4

TIME: 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.

LOCATION: San Juan Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino, 1309 Ashford Ave., San Juan, Puerto Rico

COST: The event is free and includes breakfast, parking and door prizes.



About Moffitt Cancer Center

Moffitt is dedicated to one lifesaving mission: to contribute to the prevention and cure of cancer. The Tampa-based facility is one of only 50 National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers, a distinction that recognizes Moffitt’s scientific excellence, multidisciplinary research, and robust training and education. Moffitt is a Top 10 cancer hospital and has been nationally ranked by U.S. News & World Report since 1999. Moffitt devotes more than 2 million square feet to research and patient care. Moffitt’s expert nursing staff is recognized by the American Nurses Credentialing Center with Magnet® status, its highest distinction. With more than 6,000 team members, Moffitt has an economic impact in the state of $2.5 billion. For more information, call 1-888-MOFFITT (1-888-663-3488), visit, and follow the momentum on FacebookTwitter and YouTube.