Oral Cancer Screening
Did you know that oral cancer kills one American every hour? This high mortality rate is due to discovering oral cancer too late. When oral cancer has already reached Stage III or Stage IV before it is detected, the likelihood of successful treatment drops significantly. Did you also know that 40% of all oral cancers are found in patients who do not have any of the traditional risk factors?
These traditional risk factors can include:
- being over the age of 40
- having a previous history of oral cancer
- drinking alcohol
- using smokeless tobacco
To help fight oral cancer, Dr. Ohlsson and his experienced staff want to introduce you to OralID™. OralID™ uses a technology called “fluorescence technology.” OralID’s fluorescence technology uses a blue light that will allow Dr. Ohlsson to identify oral cancer at an earlier stage. OralID’s technology will also help to identify pre-cancer and other abnormal lesions. OralID™ is a fantastic technology because it allows Dr. Ohlsson to see lesions that may be impossible to see with the naked eye. By utilizing OralID™, we can help save more lives.
OralID™ only takes a quick two minute exam, and has many benefits. OralID™ is easy to use, and it poses no threat or risk to your health. During your exam you may be offered glasses to wear. The light is non-harmful, and these glasses are optional.
All patients, regardless of their age and their lifestyle choices, need an oral exam that looks as closely as possible to detect abnormal tissue. You need to be aware that the mortality rate for oral cancer is higher than the rates for cervical cancer, Hodgkin’s lymphoma, laryngeal cancer, testicular cancer, thyroid cancer and skin cancer.
Let Dr. Ohlsson and OralID™ take the guesswork out of oral cancer. Please call our office with further questions regarding OralID™. We look forward to hearing from you. And yes, oral cancer screening can be that easy.