VELscope Vx Oral Cancer Screening

Cancer is a major concern for nearly everyone in the health community as well as the patients. It is not surprising that technology has come so far in helping to detect cancer as early as possible. Dr. Peter Hazim is dedicated to your health and offers VELscope Vx Oral cancer screening. VELscope is one technology that is vital to the early detection of potentially cancerous cells and lesions in the body. The procedure is fairly simple and allows Dr. Hazim to see potential cancer issues in an individual at risk. The process takes only a few minutes in our Allen dental office and is completely pain free with no messy dies or other such procedures.   The VELscope works by using its blue light to make active natural fluorophores in the body’s mucosal tissues. This forces the fluorophores to produce their own light that appears in green, yellow and red coloring. This allows Dr. Hazim to see differentiation between healthy normal tissue and abnormal tissue in the body lending to the possibility of those areas being pre-cancerous. The technology allows the technician and Dr. Hazim the ability to get ahead of the cancer before it would normally be visible to the naked eye.   Early detection of cancer can be the saving grace for those in danger. The faster that the doctor can start addressing the situation the more likely the patient will have a chance at recovery. Getting the cancerous cells before they become aggressive and before they are too big and strong to fight could be the key to life or death for many patients. Once the possible cancer is detected steps can be taken to identify the possible cancer and to begin aggressive treatment for that cancer type. Thanks to the VELscope Vx Oral cancer screening, many people can avoid the long cancer treatment faced by those who find out much later in the process.   The best way to fight off cancer is to be proactive. Waiting for the cancer to show itself to you may be waiting too long. By the time you know the cancer is there because it is easily visible and you are suffering from symptoms you might be too far advanced. Some cancers are more aggressive than others and having the upper hand in treatment by way of early detection with the VELscope VX Oral cancer screening is likely to make all the difference in the world to the patient and their family.   If you would like to make an appointment for a VELscope cancer screening, give us a call at (972) 727-5599.  

Dr. Hazim is a member of the American Dental Association and the Texas Dental Association. A graduate of Loyola University, Dr. Hazim has undergone continuing education at the Pankey Institute and has received accreditation from the Western Regional Examining Board.

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