Oral Cancer Screenings
Over 30,000 new cases of oral cancer will be detected in the US alone each year. Oral cancer is the only cancer that is on the rise, but the most curable if caught early. The thing about oral cancer is that it may start off so harmless looking; a small bump or lump, a red or white spot in your mouth that you may not have even noticed.
Why is a cancer screening necessary?
Cancer screenings help detect pre-cancerous changes in the oral tissues at a stage when they can be more successfully treated. If cancer is not found early, tumors may grow deep into local tissues and spread to lymph glands in the neck. When tumors invade lymph glands, there is less of a chance for an effective treatment. Early detection is the key!
At our office, we offer the VELscope Vx oral cancer screening system. Please visit their website for more information or watch the video below: