Oral Cancer Screening
Who are at risk of oral cancer?
- Use of Tobacco like cigarettes, cigars, pipes, and smokeless and chewing tobacco.
- Heavy alcohol use
- Chewing betel nut
- Being exposed to sunlight
These are the high risk factors , having these high risk factors doesn’t mean person will get cancer , and not having risk factor doesn’t mean you will not have cancer .ask your dentist to know more about oral cancer screening and if you should screened for oral cancer
What method you used to screen oral cancer ?
There are several method used to screen oral cancer
We are using florescent staining :
We asks patient to rinse with fluorescent mouth rinse, and then watch tissue under special fluorescence light (Valscope). Normal tissue looks different from abnormal tissue when seen under the light