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Oral Cancer – Who’s Got Your Back?

Remember when people were afraid to mention the word cancer? They’d refer to it as the big C or whisper it. Luckily we’ve moved beyond fear with incredible advances in cancer detection and treatment.

We’re actively taking steps to keep ourselves heathy and head cancer off before it becomes a larger problem in our lives.  We are having our moles checked, eating lots of antioxidants and keeping a positive eye towards our health.  When it comes to oral cancer you should be checked once a year.  The truth of the matter is that the only person who is checking your mouth is your dentist.

You might think oral cancer usually afflicts older men who smoke or chew tobacco. Unfortunately this isn’t true anymore.  Oral Cancer has been appearing in both sexes under the age of 30, without any history of smoking or tobacco chewing.  As mentioned above, your best defense against Oral Cancer is early detection, and Willow Dental Care Clinics is offering the VELscope, the technological leading edge in oral cancer screenings at all of their locations.  However Willow Dental Care offers: Why wait until your next dental check up?

April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month and Willow Dental Care is stepping up big time. On April 26th, 2012 at all Willow Dental Care Clinics (see below for a list of offices) are offering a full day of Oral Cancer screening with VELscope.

What is the VELscope? Well as I mentioned above when your dentist checks your mouth for oral cancer he/she is only using their naked eye. VELscope, is an instrument that outputs a blue  spectrum light that can  reveal any questionable marks or lesions  UNDER  the skin.     It’s painless, harmless and takes very little time.  And it might just save your life.

The VELscope is an excellent example of success in oral cancer research.With it’s use early detection improves the chances of survival to over 87%. Can you imagine the day when we are closing in on a 100% survival rate? On April 26th, when you stop by Willow Dental Care for your oral cancer screening, please give generously to Oral Cancer Research.

The BC Fee Guide cost of this VELscope screening during  your regular oral check up is only $34.00.  All donations will be matched by Willow Dental Care and forwarded to Oral Cancer Research through the Cancer Foundation.

Contact one of these Willow Dental Offices to set up your appointment for April 26th, 2012:

Willow Dental Care Chilliwack (888) 879 – 0871

Willow Dental Care Garrison (888) 819 – 3683

Willow Dental Langley (604)  534 – 7200

Willow Dental Care Vancouver   (888) 685-5486

Willow Dental Care West End (888) 326-4426