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Oral Cancer Screening

  • Sadly around 1,600 people die of mouth cancer every year.
  • The rate of oral cancer is growing.
  • The biggest growth in oral cancer is among non-smokers, and the main cause is Human Papilloma Virus (HPV).
  • When oral cancer is discovered early, the survival rate is very high. However, when it is discovered too late (which is normally the case), the survival rate is very low.
  • Health experts recommend that all adults receive annual oral cancer screenings.
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Due to this risk to your health, our practice has recently invested in a state-of-the-art VELscope® system. As part of our conventional oral cancer examination, it can help us discover potentially dangerous tissue that we might otherwise miss. It is likely that we won’t find anything that concerns us, but if we do the VELscope® device will increase our odds of finding it early rather than late.

An oral cancer examination with a VELscope® screening takes very little time and involves no pain or inconvenience.

To find out more about Oral Screening or to arrange an initial consultation call us on 029 2084 3658 or contact us today using our online enquiry form.