Dentist in Cooper City, FL
Hello, my name is Virginia Medina, one of the dental hygienists here at Stirling Dental. Let me share with you some very important information about oral cancer. Every hour of every day in America, someone dies of oral cancer. The 5 year survival rate is only 50%, accounting for 8,000 deaths each year. The good news is that if diagnosed early, the survival rate is 80-90%. Some of the risk factors of oral cancer include tobacco use, excessive or frequent alcohol consumption, a compromised immune system, a history of cancer and the HPV Human Papillomavirus.
Oral cancer has been on the rise for patients of the ages 18 to 30 years with no history of smoking or alcohol use. An estimated 25% os patients with oral cancer have no known risk factors. At our office, we offer a 2-3 minute, simple, easy screening that can potentially save your life. This new technology is called VelScope and I am demonstrating here the system. We encourages all of our patents to do the screening at least once per year. So the next time you visit our office, make sure you ask for VelScope and one of our team members will be glad to answer any of your questions.
Remember, early detection of oral cancer can make the difference when it comes to surviving the decease.
To schedule an appointment with our Cooper City dentist, please contact us.