Oral Cancer & Oral Disease

The VELscope Vx helps us identify oral disease early,

while it’s still easy to treat.

 

One of the VELscope’s most important tasks is to help locate areas that might, if not treated, progress to cancer.

 

• Found early, oral cancer’s 5-year survival rate us good: approx. 83%

• Found late, oral cancer’s 5-year survival is poor: approx 32%

• Clearly, finding oral cancer in its early stages is key to survival

 

Risk Factors

Tobacco and chewing tobacco, along with alcohol,

are the leading causes of oral cancer.

 

Over the last four decades, the Human Papilloma

Virus (HPV), known its role for cervical cancer, has been showing up in increasing numbers

of oral cancer cases.

 

 

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