EVEN VELscopeVX can save lives!
We own the most advanced technology available in the examination of the oral cavity tissue, VELscopeVX used for the early detection of oral diseases, including cancer and pre-cancer.
VELscopeVX system offers this possibility by capturing visual information that is not visible in natural light and cannot be determined by any other method.
Special blue light cause healthy tissue to become fluorescent, while traumatized or sick tissue remains dark.
The examination procedure is painless, non-invasive and fast. HPV virus is the leading cause of oral cancer, and it is the most common sexually transmitted virus, predictions saying that at least 70% of sexually active people will be infected with this virus at some point in their lifetime. Most strains are harmless, but there are some strains that cause different types of cancer: neck, head and genitals.
Tongue and tonsils are the areas where oral cancer linked to HPV occurs most often and the number of people detected with oral cancer at this level has increased considerably in recent years.
The virus affects both men and women, but worrying is that is seen more often in young people under 40 years.
Why is it VELscopeVX examination important?
– Symptoms of oral cancer in early stages are not visible only by eye;
– Extension of oral cancer is not usually associated with acute pain;
– More than 2/3 of all oral cancers are diagnosed only in advanced stages;
– Early detection of oral cancer increases survival rate of approximately 80%.
Five-year survival rate for oral cancer is 50-60% and increases to 80-90% when it is found and treated in its early stages!