Identafi Oral Cancer Screening
- Catches cancer or pre cancer in early saving lives. (Stage 1 or 2 90% survival rate VS Stage 3 or 4 60% survival detected with the naked eye)
- Easy way to screen the 80% of the population that is at risk for oral cancer.
Oral Cancer Screening is Recommended
Oral cancer is on the rise. It’s three times more common than cervical cancer in women and twice as deadly. One reason this cancer is so deadly is that it cannot be seen by the naked eye until stage three or four. Oral cancer kills around 9500 people each year. That is one person per hour, 24 hours a day.
Oral cancer victims in the past were usually men over 40 who smoke, drank or chewed tobacco. Today oral cancer victims are more likely to be young women of childbearing age. The reason for this change in demographics of oral cancer victims is smoking and drinking are not the main causes anymore. The main cause of most new cases is a common virus that is carried by 80% of the population. Oral cancer is now seen in young and old alike.
The doctors and staff at Surprise Dental and Denture are committed to properly educating and screening all our patients. We use the latest technology in oral cancer screening, Identafi. The Identafi aides in viewing through the oral tissue, alerting the practitioner of any abnormalities. This screening can even detect precancerous tissue thus saving lives. The survival rate of those individuals whose cancer was diagnosed and treated in stage one or two is 90% compared to 60% for cancer that is caught later.
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