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velscope oral cancer screening 

VELscope® Vx for Oral Cancer Screening

We suggest that the patient become familiar with the following benefits of a VELscope® Vx exam:

  • State-of-the-art assessment tool for discovering oral health problems, including oral cancer;

  • Routine aid in the quest for both oral and systemic health;

  • Simple, painless, non-invasive, inexpensive (and possibly covered by insurance);

  • Adds only 2 minutes to a routine oral hygiene exam;

  • Early discovery leads to less invasive treatment and better outcomes.


Using the VELscope® Vx Blue-Spectrum Light


These are just a few of ways that the VELscope® Vx can be integrated into a practice:

  • To inspect oral mucosa for an abnormal fluorescence response;

  • Following the standard head and neck exam (i.e., white light exam and palpation);

  • As part of a robust oral assessment process.

Upon Discovering an Abnormality


The following steps will provide the best course of action for patients:

  • If an abnormality is discovered during the course of an exam, first attempt to determine its cause based on all of the clinical information acquired during the oral assessment process;

  • If appropriate, after addressing the presumed cause, schedule a follow-up visit with the patient in 2-3 weeks to see if the abnormality has resolved;

  • Persistent oral lesions require further assessment that normally includes biopsy or referral for additional diagnostic evaluation.

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