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VELscopeAn Innovative Approach for Oral Cancer Screening Means Longer Lives

In this year alone approximately 45,750 people in the US will be diagnosed with oral cancer. When found early oral cancer has a very high survival rate, unfortunately most oral cancer is found as late stage cancer.

In order to keep his patients as healthy and happy as possible Dr. Stone is now using the VELscope oral cancer screening system.

The VELscope system allows Dr. Stone to find oral cancer earlier and easier. The system uses a powerful blue light to increase Dr. Stone’s ability to see lesions, cancerous, and precancerous cells typically invisible to the naked eye. The light allows him to distinguish between normal and abnormal cells with a higher rate of accuracy. The results are documented using pictures and can be stored digitally. The system pinpoints the cancerous or precancerous cells allowing for more accurate removal of all diseased tissue.

Oral cancer screening with the hand-held device is a non-invasive procedure for the patient and only takes a minute or two. This small amount of time can lead to an early diagnosis or increase the confidence that the patient is cancer-free.

Call our office today to schedule your routine check-up and cleaning. It will give you peace of mind every time Dr. Stone tells you that your mouth is in perfect health.