Many people do not know that oral cancer robs an American of their life every single hour. Even though we do not hear a lot about oral cancer and the number of people diagnosed, but in 2007 alone, 34,000 people were diagnosed. Because many people do not get their diagnosis until the later stages, oral cancer takes more lives that cervical cancer, Hodgkin’s disease, brain, liver, kidney, and ovarian cancer. Thankfully, Dr. Barry Polansky is able to detect oral cancer with the help of VELscope at his Cherry Hill, NJ dental office.
Dr. Polansky is a speaker for LED, the makers of VELscope, and has ample knowledge on VELscope and the benefits it brings to people. VELscope technology works by using a fluorescence-based identification system that detects abnormal cells in the mouth.
It is recommended that every adult should get an oral cancer screening every year, as a whopping quarter of the victims are non-smokers, do not drink, and have no factors in their daily lives that would make them more susceptible to oral cancer. Men over the age of 40 and woman between the ages of 20 and 40 are the most at risk for the disease, and lifestyle choices such as smoking, drinking only add to the probability of getting oral cancer.
If found early and treated in the early stages, however, oral cancer has a cure rate of 80 to 90 percent! If you would like to know how Dr. Polansky can help give you an oral cancer screening, call and make an appointment today, and we would be glad to help!
Dr. Barry Polansky provides complete dental care to all of our patients from our Cherry Hill dental office. We serve patients from Voorhees, Marlton, Haddonfield, Haddon Heights, Audubon, and surrounding areas. Call us today to schedule your appointment.