Oral Cancer Scanning with Velscope is one of the most exciting breakthroughs in the treatment of oral cancers. It is a non-invasive procedure that can be done at our clinic and is very effective in the early detection of this type of cancer. Oral Cancer is very difficult to detect because it has a very slow rate of growth and often does not show any symptoms until it has reached an advanced stage. It is also very difficult to treat because it has very few treatment options.
Oral Cancer usually develops in areas of your mouth that are always in contact with your jaw or other parts of your body. Oral Cancer is the most common form of cancer in men but is found in women as well. The area that it attacks is called the soft palate and the area below the alveoli. Oral Cancer can appear in any age group and can affect anyone regardless of their gender. This is why it is especially important for anyone to get regular checkups.
When your doctor suspects you have Oral Cancer they will usually do a simple blood test called the HIV test or the antibody test. These tests will tell them if there are any abnormalities. If a test comes back with positive results, they will look more closely at your mouth to see if they can catch the cancer. Sometimes they can find it early and you won’t even be aware of it. Oral Cancer Scanning with Velscope is very helpful in the early detection of this disease.
In the early stages of oral cancer in the mouth looks healthy. There is no pain or swelling and you don’t even notice any symptoms such as gum bleeding or swollen lymph nodes. However as time goes by your body will start to weaken and you will start to feel pain and maybe have flu like symptoms.
As the disease progresses, it will begin to affect the bones and other tissues. Bones become very weak and the mouth starts to appear very dry and parched. Your mouth also might start to have a whitish hue to it. You will also start to experience some hearing and seeing problems as well.
Some people who are diagnosed with oral cancer may have even been having bad colds. The reason for this is because your mouth is constantly moist and the bacteria from the cold gets trapped within. It is these bacteria that is responsible for the formation of Oral Cancer. You should therefore make it a point to go through your annual oral health checkup on a regular basis. Doing this regularly will help you detect any abnormalities in your mouth early enough to treat them before they get worse.