What are the Health Benefits of an Oral Cancer Screening?
The Two-Minute Exam That Could Save Your Life How many little sores do we find in our mouths? Dozens? Hundreds? More? Most of the time we ignore them, and they simply go away. But sometimes our mouths keep secrets. That’s why we use the VELscope Vx Enhanced Oral Assessment system. Approximately 36,000 Americans will be diagnosed with cancer of the oral cavity and pharynx each year, and during the same time period: 8,000 Americans will die of oral cancer. Mobile Dental USA offers a two-minute exam that can save your life. The VELscope’s blue light stimulates natural fluorescence in the soft tissues of the dry mouth. Natural fluorescence, seen through the VELscope Vx, allows dental professionals find oral mucosal abnormalities, including oral cancer.
- Founder early, oral cancer’s 5-year survival rate is good: approx. 83%
- Found late, oral cancer’s 5-year survival rate is poor: approx. 32%
- Clearly finding oral cancer in its early stages is the key to survival.
The VELscope’s natural fluorescence allows dental professionals to see disease not visible to the naked eye. It helps us discover oral disease BEFORE it can be seen under ordinary light.