ORAL CANCER SCREENING
VELscope: quick and painless oral cancer screening.
The importance of a regular oral cancer screening cannot be under-emphasized. Of approximately 34,000 Americans who will be diagnosed with oral cancer this year, only about half will survive the next five years. This is mainly because in the early stages, oral cancer has no visible symptoms and is usually not detected until it has spread to other parts of the body.
Fortunately, technology exists that can detect the first signs of oral cancer, and we’re proud to offer it to our patients.
It’s called the VELscope®. It’s quick, painless, and noninvasive, using a bright blue light to illuminate the mouth. Under this light, it’s possible to see abnormalities that are invisible to the naked eye.
In addition to VELscope® oral cancer screenings, Dr. Boyett also offers the OraRisk℠ HPV, an advanced genetic test that checks for the human papillomavirus, which is the single biggest risk factor for oral cancer.
VELscope® oral cancer screening and OraRisk℠ HPV tests are highly recommended to help protect against this life-threatening form of cancer, and both are offered as part of our comprehensive exam.
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