Oral Cancer Screening

A new way to look at the oral care

Introducing the VELscope® Vx Enhanced Oral Assessment System, which centers on a wireless, handheld scope that uses natural tissue fluorescence to enhance the way clinicians visualize oral mucosal abnormalities that might not be apparent or even visible to the naked eye. velscope

Recognized by the World Health Organization, the award-winning VELscope® Vx is the world’s most widely used adjunctive device for the enhanced visualization of oral mucosal abnormalities, such as oral cancer or pre-malignant dysplasia. 

Risk factors you can control:

  • Tobacco
  • Heavy alcohol use
  • Diet
  • Excessive sun exposure to your lips

Risk factors that you can’t control:

  • Age
  • Race
  • Gender
  • Re-occurrence
  • A sexually transmitted virus called human papillomavirus (HPV)

Signs and Symptoms

  • A sore that doesn’t heal
  • A lump or thickening of the skin or lining of your mouth
  • A white or reddish patch on the inside of your mouth
  • Loose teeth
  • Poorly fitting dentures
  • Tongue pain
  • Jaw pain or stiffness
  • Difficult or painful chewing
  • Difficult or painful swallowing
  • Sore throat

Early indicators

  • Persistent red and/or white patch Non-healing ulcer
  • Progressive swelling or enlargement Unusual surface changes
  • Sudden tooth mobility without apparent cause
  • Unusual oral bleeding or epistaxis Prolonged hoarseness

Advanced indicators

  • Indurated area
  • Paresthesia, dysesthesia of the tongue or lips
  • Airway obstruction
  • Chronic earache (chronic serous otitis media)/otalgia
  • Trismus Dysphagia
  • Cervical lymphadenopathy Persistent pain or referred pain Altered vision