Oral Cancer Screening

By: Island Tower Dentistry  02/26/2016
Keywords: Oral Cancer Screening

Oral cancer strikes three times as many victims as cervical cancer. It is one of the few types of cancer that has not seen a significant reduction in incidence over the past 30 years, and a recent research has shown a strong association with Human Papilloma Virus (HPV), which can be sexually transmitted. For this reason, many Oral Health care professionals now believe that all individuals over the age of 18 should have at least an annual comprehensive oral examination, and ideally at every dental hygiene visit. Early screening, diagnosis and treatment planning saves lives. The FDA and Health Canada recently cleared the VELscope System™ for assisting dentists and hygienists in discovering cancerous or precancerous growths that may not be apparent to the naked eye. Velscope A screening with the VELscope System™ adds only one or two minutes to a conventional examination, and is completely free of any pain or discomfort. The VELscope System™ can also help discover abnormal growths before they become cancerous. "We have always conducted an annual comprehensive oral cancer screening for all of our patients, but now the VELscope System™ will help us see things we might have missed previously.

Keywords: Oral Cancer Screening

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