Cancer has a major impact on society not only in the United States, but in the world at large. This deadly disease is currently highly prevalent, affecting millions of people across the globe. In fact, it is estimated that at least 39.5% of men and women will be diagnosed with some type of cancer at [...]
Oral cancers appear as a mere sore or growth inside the mouth. The only difference with non-cancerous sores or growth is that this persists and never goes away. Oral cancer can include cancers of the tongue, cheeks, lips, the floor of the mouth, sinuses, soft and hard palate, and throat, which can turn out to [...]
Oral cancer as the name indicates is the cancer of the oral cavity. It includes cancer of the tongue, lips, the floor of the mouth, cheeks, sinuses, hard, and soft palate and throat. Oral cancer can be life-threatening if it is not diagnosed and treated at the right time. Importance of Oral Cancer Screenings Early [...]
Shelby Township Dentist offers VELScope Oral Cancer Exam - HPS Advanced Dental Care Hi, I'm Heather Pranzarone Stratton at HPS Advanced Dental Care. We're located in Shelby Township, Michigan. Today, I want to talk to you about the VELscope exam. This is our oral cancer exam that we do here at the office. We're running a [...]
Hi. I'm Dr. Heather Pranzarone Stratton at HPS Advanced Dental Care, located in Macomb County, Michigan. I want to talk a little bit today about our VELScope exam that we have here at the office. It's an oral cancer screening exam. We use a special light that looks inside your mouth and detects any abnormal [...]
Did you know that every time you visit our office for your routine hygiene therapy appointment you are screened for oral cancer? Screening for the early warning signs of oral cancer is one of the most important reasons why you should visit our office on a regular basis. More than 34,000 Americans will be diagnosed with oral cancer this year. It will cause over 8,000 deaths, killing roughly 1 person per hour, 24 hours per day. This is a number which has not significantly improved in decades. In fact, recent statistics published by the American Cancer Society indicate that while the incidence and death rates for cancers overall have decreased, both the incidence and the death rate for oral cancer have increased. Early detection and diagnosis are essential in successful treatment of the disease. Oral cancer is 90% curable when found in its early stages.