Oral Cancer Screening
VELSCOPE : A few minutes with Velscope may change or save your life…..
One American Dies every hour from Oral Cancer
Increased Risk : Patients ages 18-39 (sexually active patients 16-18/HPV)
High Risk : Patients ages 40 and older, tobacco users
Highest Risk : Patients age 40 and older, tobacco and or alcohol use ,previous history of Oral Cancer
A New Way to Examine for Oral Disease : Velscope Vx technology is changing the way oral mucosal examinations take place. The Velscope Vx adjunctive device is effective for the enhanced visualization of oral mucosal abnormalities.
The Velscope Vx handheld device emits a harmless, bright blue light that is used to inspect the mouth and tongue. The device is sensitive to abnormal tissue changes and the distinctive blue-spectrum light causes the soft tissue (oral mucosa) of the mouth to naturally fluoresce. Healthy tissues fluoresce in distinct patterns that may be visibly disrupted when tissue undergoes an abnormal change (which can occur in the oral mucosa for a multitude of reasons) such as when associated with dysplasia or oral cancer.