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Oral Cancer Screening

Why your dentist now routinely looks for and "BrushTests" your tiny oral spots...

 


Due to recent advances in medicine and computer science, your dentist can now painlessly prevent a disease that kills as many Americans as melanoma, twice as many as cervical cancer, and is rising among women, young people and non-smokers.  Well over 25% of those found to have oral cancer do not use tobacco or abuse alcohol.  Recent studies have also shown a link between HPV and an increase in oral cancer.

What to Expect

During a careful professional examination most people will be found to have one or more tiny white or red spots in their mouth at one time or another.  These tiny spots do not usually contain any unhealthy cells, but only laboratory testing like the “BrushTest™”, can tell.

The OralCDx® BrushTest™ is a painless method of testing “everyday” tiny oral spots.  A small brush is used to quickly collect a sample for computer-assisted laboratory analysis.

How Your Dentist Can Prevent Oral Cancer Years Before It Can Start

If a spot is found by OralCDx® to contain unhealthy cells (know as dysplasia), it typically takes years before those cells can penetrate the basement membrane and cause any harm.  During this time, the spot can typically be removed, long before cancer can start.

Thousands of Cancers Already Prevented

The OralCDx® BrushTest™ has been proven to be accurate in large published clinical studies at 35 leading dental schools.  Its use by over 30,000 U.S. dentists has already resulted in the detection and removal of thousands of precancerous spots – years before they could cause harm.