Velscope

We now offer oral cancer screening using the Velscope screening system.
 
      velscope chicago dentistry
 
Some facts about oral cancer:
 
  • One person dies from oral cancer every hour of every day in the United States.
  • Oral cancer is following what happened to cervical cancer and breast cancer in the early 70s. Once devices and education were introduced into the market the death rate dropped due to early detection
  • Oral cancer is the sixth leading cause of cancer-related deaths annually.
  • Oral cancer is one of the deadliest diseases and is often referred to as the “forgotten disease.”
  • The death rate for oral cancer is higher than that of cancers which we hear about routinely, such as cervical cancer, Hodgkin’s lymphoma, laryngeal cancer, cancer of the testes, endocrine system, thyroid, or skin cancer. (Source # 7)
  • Of all the new oral cancer cases discovered, only ½ of these patients will be alive in 5 years.
  • In fact, in the last 3 years, there has been an increase in the number of oral cancer cases. In 2007 alone, there was an 11% increase.
 
                chicago il dentistry velscope   velscope chicago il dentistry dr kaufman  
 
For appointment requests or to discuss our oral cancer screenings please call  (773) 643-6006 or Click Here.

Appointment request

Need an appointment with a dentist in Chicago ? Requesting an appointment at our Chicago, IL family and cosmetic dental office is now easier than ever. Fill out the form below and we'll contact you to find a time that fits your schedule. Start your journey towards a beautiful smile with today!
Patient Name*
Phone Number*
Email Address
Are you a current patient?
Best time(s) to call?
Preferred Appt Date
Preferred Appt Time
Message
Describe the nature of your appointment or any other comments