Just this week it was announced that US Tennis Pro Nicole Gibbs was diagnosed with Oral Cancer in a salivary gland. Nicole admitted that this grow had been on the roof of her mouth for many years and she didn’t think anything of it until her Dentist ordered a biopsy and it came back malignant. Oral Cancer is one of those cancers that is not discussed very often but the statistics of those being diagnosed each year continues to rise. Our team checks at each visit for anything suspicious and yearly we conduct a more in-depth Oral Cancer screening with our Velscope machine. The Velscope emits a light that can show anything suspicious under the skin. If we see anything the next step would be to biopsy the area. In our practice we have diagnosed oral cancer. This yearly check is painless and can be so helpful in early detection. This is so important to us! If you ever have any questions about a lump, bump or sore give us a call and we would be happy to schedule you for this Oral Cancer Screening!