VELscope® Oral Cancer Screening in Peoria, AZ
What is The VELscope® Oral Cancer Screening Device?
The VELscope oral cancer screening device is an advanced technological tool that helps our knowledgeable dentists identify the signs of oral cancer at the earliest possible stage. Early detection is key to surviving oral cancer; most cases of oral cancer are not discovered until the late stages, when the survival rate drops to about 50%. If, however, oral cancer is detected in the early stages, the 5-year survival rate is approximately 83%. By detecting oral cancer earlier, we can ensure that you receive the treatment you need as soon as possible. With the VELscope oral cancer screening in Peoria, Arizona, we can detect signs of oral cancer that are not visible to the unassisted eye.
Do I Have Oral Cancer?
In many cases, oral cancer does not have noticeable symptoms; this makes your annual oral cancer screening very important. Symptoms of oral cancer may include:
- Abnormal lumps or bumps on the lips, gums, or other areas in your mouth
- Persistent sores that bleed easily and do not heal within 2 weeks
- A chronic sore throat or hoarseness
- White, red, or speckled patches in the mouth
We invite you to contact us at Mettler & Griego Family Dentistry to learn more about oral cancer and the benefits of the VELscope oral cancer screening device.