A Simple Solution to Identify and Eliminate a Silent Killer
Most people are surprised to learn that one American dies every hour from oral cancer - a death rate that has remained virtually unchanged for more than 40 years.
In fact, recent statistics published by the American Cancer Society indicate that while the incidence and death rates for cancer overall have decreased, the death rates for oral cancer have increased. Once it is in the later stages, oral cancer treatment can often result in disfiguring effects on patients, seriously compromising their quality of life, or even cause death.
Early detection and diagnosis can make a tremendous difference. Most oral cancer is 90% curable when found in its early stages. Henderson Mill Dental Care offers Velscope, a device that is an easy-to-integrate adjunctive mucosal examination system for the early detection of a wide variety of oral diseases, including precancer and cancer.
Velscope is an easy to use and painless device that can allow the dentist to visually see tissue abnormalities that might develop into oral cancer earlier than with the naked eye. Our experienced dentists can then make recommendations for further diagnosis or treatment based on these findings.
If you feel you might benefit from a screening, contact our office today at (770) 496-0496 to set up an appointment for an exam and screening. We are currently accepting new patients.