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Posted on: November 20, 2007
LEADING EDGE ORAL CANCER DETECTION AT OUR FINGERTIPS
Oral cancer kills one person every hour, 24 hours a day in North America. This year over 30,000 Americans will be diagnosed with oral or pharyngeal cancer. It will be the cause of over 8,000 deaths this year. At Ryesmilesforlife we have recently added a new piece of technology, the VELscope, to ensure early detection of oral disease. The VELscope handpiece emits a safe blue light into the oral cavity, causing abnormal tissue to fluoresce. This revolutionary hand-held device provides dentists with an easy-to-use examination system for the early detection of abnormal tissue. VELscope is the only non-invasive adjunctive device clinically proven to help discover oral disease. I am pleased to be able to offer this service to our patients to ensure early detection of any irregularities so that they can be treated expediently.