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:
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.