The oral cancer screening includes visual inspection of the oral cavity and palpation of the jaw and neck. We also use a new technology called Velscope. It is an early detection tool which is used in addition to visual/manual screening methods.
“The oral cavity includes your lips, cheek lining, gums, front part of your tongue, floor of the mouth beneath the tongue and the hard palate that makes up the roof of your mouth. The throat (pharynx) starts at the soft part of the roof of your mouth and continues back into your throat. It includes the back section of your tongue as well as the base where the tongue attaches to the floor of your mouth.” MouthHealthy.org