The Risks and Realities of Oral Cancer
One American dies every hour from oral cancer, and the mortality rate has remained virtually unchanged for 40 years. Early detection is so important, because it means a 90% cure rate. To help us ensure your complete oral health, we are pleased to provide highly effective oral cancer screenings using the newest FDA-approved oral cancer screening system, VELscope™. This tool uses a specially designed light that makes any suspicious tissue immediately and easily visible during your exam. This screening could literally save your life!
Additionally, certain types of the human papillomavirus (HPV), the virus commonly associated with cervical cancer, have been linked to mouth and throat cancer. HPV has caused an increase of cases in young, non-smoking individuals with low levels of alcohol consumption, a group that, until recently, had a low rate of oral cancer incidence. We test for HPV to help ensure any problems are detected early.