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Philadelphia Dentist | Philadelphia dental care | PA | Oral Cancer Screening

Robert S. Gurmankin, DMD

(215) 624-4415

Oral Cancer Screening
AGD Member
 

Here are some scary statistics:
-About 8,000 people in the US die from Oral Cancer each year
-About 30,000 new cases are diagnosed each year.
-The 5-year survival rate is only 50%
However with early detection 5-year survival rate increases to 80%
This is why our dental team uses Velscope technology in addition to our visual exam. Velscope allows us to detect possible cancerous lesions earlier.

Velscope

Every year, oral cancer claims as many lives as skin cancer and more than cervical cancer. Risk factors for oral cancer include smoking, using tobacco and drinking alcohol. 25% of people diagnosed have no risk factors at all. Oral cancer is rising in women and people under 40 and nonsmokers.

Velscope images

Images provided courtesy of LED Dental Inc.

 
 
Philadelphia Dentist. Dr. Robert Gurmankin provides Cosmetic Dentistry, Family Dentistry, Dental Implants, Dentures, Teeth Whitening, Dental Emergency, Dental Crowns to the following locations: Mayfair, Northeast Philadelphia, Holmesburg, Suburbs. Mayfair Dentist providing excellent dentistry including Cosmetic Dentistry, Family Dentistry, Dental Implants, Dentures, Teeth Whitening, Dental Emergency, Dental Crowns in Philadelphia, Mayfair, Northeast Philadelphia, Holmesburg, Suburbs, Pennsylvania. Updated in 2014.
 

 

Updated in 2016.