ORAL CANCER SCREENING
VELscope, quick and painless.
Out of approximately 34,000 Americans who will be diagnosed with oral cancer this year, only about half of them 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. Dr. Koczarski’s office was one of the first dental practices in the country to adopt VELscope® technology, and we’ve successfully used it on hundreds of patients.
In addition to VELscope® 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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