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Oral Cancer Screenings
Oral Cancer Screening in Kingwood, TX
What Is VELscope?
VELscope is new technology that facilitates Dr. Perkins and Dr. Yoder in detecting oral lesions early. If cancerous and precancerous lesions are detected in the beginning stages, there is a greater chance of successful prevention, treatment, and recovery. This procedure is painless, takes only minutes and gives us a clear, up-close look at the condition of the patient’s mouth.
After all, it’s our goal to help patients live long, healthy lives that are full of smiles.
Oral Cancer: By the Numbers
The death rate for oral cancer is higher than cervical cancer, Hodgkin’s lymphoma, laryngeal cancer, endocrine system cancers, and even melanoma.
Human Papilloma virus (HPV), the sexually transmitted infection commonly associated with 95% of cervical cancers, has been linked to oral cancer. HPV has caused an increase of cancer cases in young, non-smoking adults, who until recently, had a low incidence of oral cancer.
This is why it’s so important to regularly screen for oral cancer.