The VELscope® is a powerful screening tool used in conjunction with our clinical oral exam. The blue light which fluoresces from the VELscope® allows us to see any unusual soft tissue changes not visible to the naked eye. It helps us in the early detection of lesions that may be pre-cancerous. Discovering oral cancer in its early stages is extremely important.
Benefits of Early Detection
We believe that the key to increasing the percentage of oral cancers discovered in early stages is two-fold:
- first, to ensure that all patients are screened at least annually for oral cancer using the conventional “white light” exam (a visual and manual examination of the oral cavity, head, and neck).
- second, to supplement that conventional exam with an exam using an effective adjunctive screening device.