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VELscope

Velscope (Visibly Enhanced Lesion Scope)
Oral cancer claims someone in the U.S. every hour, every day. 48% of patients diagnosed with oral cancer die within five years. Early diagnosis of oral cancer will save lives!

Risk Factors for Oral Cancer

  • Tobacco use
  • Alcohol use
  • Immunosuppression
  • Patient and family history of cancer
  • Human papilloma virus
  • Age
  • Gender
  • Race
  • Sunlight exposure

What is the Velscope?
Velscope is an early oral cancer detection device. It utilizes a safe blue light technology and a special green optical filter for the clinician. Typically healthy tissue will have an apple-green glow under this special light. Areas of concern may appear darker. Typically we offer the Velscope exam to all adult patients and especially to those having higher risk factors for cancer. The Dental Laser treatment center is proud to offer our patients this service and hopefully lower the cancer statistics by utilizing the Velscope technology.

Pictures - The VELscope enhances the contrast between normal and abnormal tissue.

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