One person dies every hour from oral cancel in the United States.
Late detection of oral cancer is the primary reason that mortality rates are so dismal. As with most other cancers, age is the primary risk factor for oral cancer. Though tobacco use is a major predisposing risk factor, 25% of oral cancer victims have no lifestyle risk factors.
According to the American Cancer Society, more women in the United States will be diagnosed with oral cancer this year than will be diagnosed with cervical cancer, and nowstudies show an increasing link between the human papilloma virus (HPV 16/18) and oral cancer.
For your health, we recommend annual ViziLite Plus exams.
Our practice is pleased to be able to offer a more extensive oral cancer screening that goes beyond the bi-annual screening process we already perform.
Vizilite is a non-invasive oral rinse that highlights any abnormal cells or tissue under an ultraviolet light and allows us to detect any problems in their early stages, which is when treatment is most effective. The oral rinse that comes in contact with any abnormal oral legions will be illuminated blue under the UV light.