Navigation Links
Human papillomavirus lesion identified at the dentist
Date:2/18/2009

CHICAGO (February 18, 2009) - Human papillomavirus (HPV) is a group of viruses that includes more than 100 different strains or types and is the most common sexually transmitted virus. The American Social Health Association (ASHA) reports that 75 percent or more of sexually active Americans will contract HPV sometime in their lives. HPV is most commonly attributed to causing cervical cancer and genital warts, but did you know HPV also causes oral cancer?

According to a study in General Dentistry, the clinical, peer-reviewed journal of the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD), oral HPV can be detected using a very familiar, conventional device that patients may already experience in your mouth during routine procedures. This device is the VELscope. It's the fun wand that emits a bright, indigo blue light. If you've ever had a cavity, your dentist may have used the VELscope to set/harden the material used to fill the cavity.

John C. Comisi, DDS, FAGD, author of the study, discovered that the blue light emitted from the VELscope also detects cancerous oral tissue. The study explains that when emitting a specific wavelength of light into the mouth, oral fluorescence occurs, which in turn causes the tissue to emit its own light (this is called natural fluorescence). The VELscope produces a blue light that excites the oral tissue cells. Healthy cells will fluoresce back and appear green in color, while damaged and unhealthy cells will not fluoresce and thus appear as black or dark maroon areas against the green surrounding tissue.

"Surgery can remove cancerous lesions, but typically if they are found at a late stage, the surgery can be extensive," says Dr. Comisi. "Only early detection can help to minimize the extent of surgery needed to eradicate the disease. The earlier a lesion is detected, the higher the rate of survival," he adds.

The Oral Cancer Foundation says that more than 34,000 Americans will be diagnosed with or
'/>"/>

Contact: Stefanie Schroeder
media@agd.org
312-440-4346
Academy of General Dentistry
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Former Health & Human Services Secretary Michael Leavitt To Address Health Plan Member Retention Summit
2. Former Health & Human Services Secretary Michael Leavitt to Address Health Plan Member Retention Summit
3. Tool Kit Helps Employers Team with Banks to Optimize Human Capital
4. International Humanization of Birth Conference
5. FDA Clears New Immune Response Claim for the CryoValve(R) SG Pulmonary Human Heart Valve
6. Targeting the protein AEG1 impairs human liver cancer growth in mice
7. Fruit flies soar as lab model, drug screen for the deadliest of human brain cancers
8. Complete Genomes of All Known Human Rhinoviruses are Published
9. Rice U. conference to explore musics role in human cognition and behavior
10. Statement From Pew Health & Human Services Policy Program on the Introduction of the Delauro Food Safety Modernization Act
11. CPEhr Releases New White Paper Highlighting Value of Human Resources Outsourcing In A Recession
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:11/23/2014)... November 23, 2014 Syngenta lawsuits are ... behalf of farmers and agribusinesses that have allegedly incurred ... commercialize Agrisure Viptera and Agrisure Duracade, genetically modified ... approved for sale in China. According to a report ... virtually ban U.S. corn imports. Because China is the ...
(Date:11/23/2014)... Lake City, Utah (PRWEB) November 23, 2014 ... individual health insurance reimbursement for small businesses, announced ... new book, The End of Employer-Provided Health Insurance. ... health insurance is the greatest financial risk facing ... challenge facing U.S. employers, small and large, when ...
(Date:11/22/2014)... Cancer researchers in New York and Minnesota ... tunnels and the growth and spread of mesothelioma. ... the Surviving Mesothelioma website. , Doctors at Memorial ... have just released their study on tunneling nanotubes (TnTs), ... They found that mesothelioma cells contain many ...
(Date:11/22/2014)... A classic black prom dress will never go out of ... unveiled its new items of black prom gowns . ... big discount, up to 70% off. People throughout the world ... prom dresses, made with the best materials, can make wearers ... customers, the company provides these beautiful outfits in a huge ...
(Date:11/22/2014)... Today, Dylan Queen, a renowned brand in wedding ... the business offers a wide range of special occasion ... allowing them to create multiple looks easily. , According ... collection of chic wedding dresses has been prepared for ... discounted rates now. Dylan Queen can always create what ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Syngenta Lawsuits Being Investigated by Wright & Schulte LLC, Following China’s Rejection of Corn Shipments Tainted with Unapproved GMO Seed 2Health News:Syngenta Lawsuits Being Investigated by Wright & Schulte LLC, Following China’s Rejection of Corn Shipments Tainted with Unapproved GMO Seed 3Health News:Zane Benefits, Inc. Announces New Webinar on The End of Employer-Provided Health Insurance Now Available On-Demand! 2Health News:Study Links Cellular ‘Tunnels’ to Mesothelioma Proliferation, According to Surviving Mesothelioma 2Health News:New Black Prom Dresses from BellasDress.com 2Health News:Dylan Queen Introduces Its New Wedding Dresses 2
... SHENZHEN, China, Sept. 21 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- ... or the "Company"), a leading,exporter of medical dressing and ... sponsored the "2009 China Medical Textile Industry,Forum -- Innovation ... China. , The organizer of ...
... , , LINCOLN, R.I., Sept. 21 ... Americans report problems with chronic pain; more than diabetes, heart disease, ... of chronic pain in the United States, including healthcare expenses, lost ... , "Despite the obvious impact on our society and ...
... , , BIRMINGHAM, Ala., ... today announced that it has been awarded a $77.2 million contract ... to complete Phase 3 development of its influenza neuraminidase inhibitor, intravenous ... , "We are very excited to continue working ...
... , PRINCETON, N.J., Sept. 21 ... Company), a late-stage biotechnology company, announced today that it has ... Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), a division of ... over a five-year period, the development of formulation and manufacturing ...
... , , INDIANAPOLIS, Sept. 21 ... in nonsquamous patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) who ... care as compared to placebo plus best supportive care. ... previous studies looking at the use of histology to tailor treatment ...
... , , , ... today announced U.S. Food & Drug Administration clearance to market ... is the first and only blood glucose monitor that plugs ... information that can help optimize diabetes management. The CONTOUR USB ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Winner Medical Solely Sponsored the 2009 China Medical Textile Industry Forum 2Health News:Winner Medical Solely Sponsored the 2009 China Medical Textile Industry Forum 3Health News:Measuring Pain from the Patient's Point of View 2Health News:BioCryst Awarded Additional $77.2 Million by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services To Develop Peramivir for Influenza 2Health News:BioCryst Awarded Additional $77.2 Million by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services To Develop Peramivir for Influenza 3Health News:BioCryst Awarded Additional $77.2 Million by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services To Develop Peramivir for Influenza 4Health News:BioCryst Awarded Additional $77.2 Million by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services To Develop Peramivir for Influenza 5Health News:DOR BioPharma Announces $9.4 Million NIH Grant Award to Develop Thermostable and Rapidly Acting Vaccines 2Health News:DOR BioPharma Announces $9.4 Million NIH Grant Award to Develop Thermostable and Rapidly Acting Vaccines 3Health News:DOR BioPharma Announces $9.4 Million NIH Grant Award to Develop Thermostable and Rapidly Acting Vaccines 4Health News:DOR BioPharma Announces $9.4 Million NIH Grant Award to Develop Thermostable and Rapidly Acting Vaccines 5Health News:DOR BioPharma Announces $9.4 Million NIH Grant Award to Develop Thermostable and Rapidly Acting Vaccines 6Health News:Study Published in The Lancet Showed Significant Survival Benefit for Patients Facing Deadly Form of Lung Cancer 2Health News:Study Published in The Lancet Showed Significant Survival Benefit for Patients Facing Deadly Form of Lung Cancer 3Health News:Study Published in The Lancet Showed Significant Survival Benefit for Patients Facing Deadly Form of Lung Cancer 4Health News:Study Published in The Lancet Showed Significant Survival Benefit for Patients Facing Deadly Form of Lung Cancer 5Health News:Study Published in The Lancet Showed Significant Survival Benefit for Patients Facing Deadly Form of Lung Cancer 6Health News:Study Published in The Lancet Showed Significant Survival Benefit for Patients Facing Deadly Form of Lung Cancer 7Health News:Study Published in The Lancet Showed Significant Survival Benefit for Patients Facing Deadly Form of Lung Cancer 8Health News:Bayer Introduces CONTOUR USB - The First Blood Glucose Meter With Unique Plug & Play Diabetes Management Software 2Health News:Bayer Introduces CONTOUR USB - The First Blood Glucose Meter With Unique Plug & Play Diabetes Management Software 3Health News:Bayer Introduces CONTOUR USB - The First Blood Glucose Meter With Unique Plug & Play Diabetes Management Software 4Health News:Bayer Introduces CONTOUR USB - The First Blood Glucose Meter With Unique Plug & Play Diabetes Management Software 5
(Date:11/23/2014)... Nov. 23, 2014  Aurobindo Pharma USA ... Capsules, USP 300 mg 100-count bottles to the consumer ... some empty capsules. Empty capsules could result ... consequences that could range from no effect, short term ... epilepticus (long period seizures) that could be life-threatening. Aurobindo ...
(Date:11/22/2014)... , Nov. 21, 2014   Long Beach dentist , ... often called the gold standard in tooth replacement because they ... stable, long-lasting way to restore and preserve smiles and improve ... replace a missing tooth or as a part of a ... look and feel of a smile. The loss ...
(Date:11/22/2014)... HILL, N.C. , Nov. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ ... healthcare system. Undoubtedly, the growing influence of patients ... spend for marketing interactions. Now, more than ever, ... retain patients for medical products is essential. ... firm, Best Practices, LLC, benchmarked companies spent about ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Aurobindo Pharma USA, Inc. Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Northstar Label Gabapentin Capsules, USP 300 mg Due to Complaints of Empty Capsules 2Long Beach Dentist, Dr. Rassouli, is Now Offering Dental Implants 2New Report Details Importance of Adopting a "Patient Journey" Framework in Marketing 2
... 18 Epiphany Biosciences announced results from its Phase ... shingles (herpes zoster) infection. The study,s primary endpoint ... in terms of time to complete crusting of the ... randomized into 3 arms: 1 gram of once-daily ...
... Nov. 18 Covance Inc. (NYSE: CVD ), ... it entered into a biomarker alliance and services agreement with ... biomarker testing to the pharmaceutical industry. , Subject to the ... exclusive third-party provider of multiplexed protein biomarker testing services, and ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Epiphany Announces Positive Results from Its Phase 2b Trial in Shingles. 2Epiphany Announces Positive Results from Its Phase 2b Trial in Shingles. 3Covance Enters Into a Biomarker Alliance With Rules-Based Medicine, Inc. 2Covance Enters Into a Biomarker Alliance With Rules-Based Medicine, Inc. 3Covance Enters Into a Biomarker Alliance With Rules-Based Medicine, Inc. 4
... Pediatric Sarmiento-style PTB tibial orthosis ... Lined with closed-cell foam at bony ... Selection of 3 modular footpiece/shoe insert ... patient. Stretch Velcro® design fits especially ...
... is a lightweight patient friendly brace utilizing the ... The Escort provides patients with a lightweight ... Superior comfort and improved patient compliance is ... Escort Hip brace is the result of ...
Distinct male and female designs for proper anatomical fit. Hip and pelvic components sized independently. Rigid posterior tongue minimizes pelvic rotation. Available in black or white plastic. Aggre...
Modular hip abduction system designed to provide superior fit, adjustability and functionality for optimum patient stability, comfort and compliance...
Medicine Products: