Our VELscope oral cancer screening system is an invaluable part of our surgery which detects oral cancer in its early stages, a critical advantage when beginning treatment. *Early detection can greatly increase survival rates. Oral cancer results in more deaths each year than cervical cancer and over 640,000 new cases are diagnosed each year.
With more than 2500 diagnosed cases per year, approximately 500 will die. Because of this risk, Council Avenue Dental & Implant Centre has included the VELscope system into their regular patient examination appointments. VELscope can help discover potentially dangerous tissue that may be missed.
The oral cancer examination takes very little time, involves no pain or inconvenience and is very affordable as it is claimable through your health fund.
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*Reference from Oral Cancer Foundation, Oral Cancer Facts, accessed July 2011