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John R. Brackett, DDS, MAGD
Creating Beautiful Smiles
Call: (630) 323-2047

Oral Cancer Info

ORAL CANCER-  websites, diagnosis, oral side issues of chemotherapy and radiation treatment:

SOME USEFUL WEBSITES:

CheckYourMouth.org     sponsored by the Oral Cancer Foundation.  A Self Exam instructional website.

Oral Cancer Foundation      very good resource

               HPV & OroPharyngeal Cancer      from Oral Cancer foundation "understanding" webpage

 Velscope     oral cancer detection device   "google" Velscope for articles

the following title/webpage is one among many articles on usage of this device:

                         "Evaluation of premalignant and malignant lesions by fluorescent light (VELscope) "

DIAGNOSIS: What we do,

        Soft tissue examination of the oral tissues.  It's been a part of our comprehensive & periodic exams for decades, 

                    this is a visual and a tactile palpation exam.

      We use the Velscope routinely, as part of our oral examinations.  This is a visible light device based on fluorescence of normal epithelial cells.

 

 FOR THOSE PREPARING FOR CHEMOTHERAPY AND / OR THERAPEUTIC RADIATION IN THE HEAD AND NECK REGION (or any other area):

  Your Oral Health must be optimized, in the best shape possible, PRIOR to initiation of Cancer treatment. 

      Any Oral Disease state can be amplified with anti-cancer drugs.