Diagnosis in Oral Cancer

Early Diagnosis in Oral Cancer with Velscope Device

Are oral cancers frequently seen type of cancers? How dangerous are they?

Are oral cancers frequently seen type of cancers? How dangerous are they? Oral cancers make up %5 of cancer types seen in all our body. Even though %5 seems to be a small figure, as the probability of its occurrence is high among all cancer types, it is an important and high level. Malign cancers in the mouth area are important as they are close to vital areas (like brain) and due to the probability of easy spreading to other areas of body anatomically

Why is early diagnosis important?

When the abnormalities in mouth region have not turned into cancer or even if they may have turned into cancer, if it is at the early stage, their treatment
is much easier and with early diagnosis, life danger of a person gets reduced. Cancer can be treated before it spreads to other areas of the body. As cancer stage progress, both a person’s life danger increases and as the spreading cancer is removed, more tissue is being lost.

Who are under the risk of cancer?

Even though the reason of cancer is not completely known or as there may not be a single reason for it, particulars that cause cancer risk most are:Dense usage of alcohol and cigarettes Unhealthy nutritionIrregular living and stress Genetic tendency (cancer story in the family) People staying under sunshine for a long time or having solarium Those being subject to heavy radiation

Who are under the risk of cancer?

Those consuming cigarettes and alcohol

Poor oral hygieneInappropriate prosthesis (prosthesis that constantly

cause dents)Those having abnormal formations in their mouth

(Abnormalities with white or red color, blooding

points, wounds that don’t recover)

What is the risk of transformation of abnormal formations in the mouth to turn into cancer?

Those having abnormal formations in their mouth (Abnormalities with white or red color, blooding points, wounds that don’t recover)

How are the abnormalities observed in the mouth having a risk to transform to cancer can be diagnosed?

Even though there are various methods, nowadaysone of the simpliest and most comfortable methods is Velscope early cancer diagnosis device.

How doesVelscope device work ?

By sending a blue light beam with wavelength inside the mouth, device enables for suspicious areas to be determined. Suspicious areas look darker and irregular when compared with other areas.

What is early cancer diagnosis method and advantages of Velscope device ?

First of all it is a simple and painless method. It enables for the detection of abnormalities of soft tissues which are in deep areas and can not be seen Being used with photography majawe, and by getting records of images of suspicious tissues, it makes the clinical follow up process become easier.

A suspicious situation is determine in my mouth. What should I do ?

It should be regularly followed up and if a suspicious situation occurs, ear, nose and throat doctor should be visited.

Can Velscope device help to diagnose cancer precisely and can it provide treatment?

Velscope device is not a device aiming to treat cancer . Besides, it can not provide precise diagnosis. It is a device aiming to determine and follow up the abnormalities that can turn into cancer later on. Definite diagnosis can be made with biopsy to be taken from the suspicious area.

Doctor who wrote the article: Dr. Başak Kuroğlu Öztemelæç