VELscope is a revolutionary and safe oral cancer screening, approved by the Health Canada. It detects early abnormal tissue in the mouth. This test takes approximately 2 minutes and is painless.
Early detection of oral cancer
Oral cancer is one of the few cancers that have not experienced a significant decrease in the mortality rate over the past 30 years. Often discovered at an advanced stage, it can be too late if not treated earlier.
The risk factors include the consumption of tobacco products, excessive alcohol consumption, repeated exposure to the sun, poor nutrition, genetic predispositions, etc.
Combined with conventional oral examination, VELscope helps us to detect abnormalities that were more difficult to see with the naked eye. Unless you are a smoker, we recommend a yearly screening from the age of 16.