Sapphire Plus Lesion Detection
“A person dies from oral cancer every hour of every day”.
-The oral cancer Foundation
The oral cancer death rate is high due to late discovery.
The solution…….early detection
Sapphire Plus lesion Detection is a new adjunctive technology that, in addition to a through visual and physical oral exam, allowsyour dentist to potentially discover oral lesions early. Without the aid of sapphire plus lesion Detection, cancerous and pre-cancerous lesions could go undetected and possibly spread causing pain, disfiguration or death. The earlier cancerous and pre-cancerous lesions are detected, the greater the chances of successful prevention, treatment and recovery.
Why should I get screened with Sapphire Plus Lesion Detection?
It’s painless, takes minutes and could save your life.
When it comes to oral cancer, early detection is key. Getting screened is an effective way to discover oral cancer at an early, highly curable stage. With Sapphire Plus Lesion Detection, your dentist can even detect lesions before they produce any pain or symptoms.
HPV increase incidence of oral cancer in young adults and non-smokers
Human papillomavirus (HPV), the sexually transmitted infection commonly associated with 95%of cervical cancer cases, has been linked to oral cancer. HPV has caused an increase of cases in young, non-smoking individuals, a group that, until recently, had a low rate of oral cancer incidence.
The death rate for oral cancer is higher than that of cervical cancer, Hodgkin’s lymphoma, laryngeal cancer, cancer of the testes, endocrine system cancers and melanoma, (Oral Cancer Foundation)