Monday, May 26, 2008

United Healthcare now Covering Oral Cancer Screenings

Good news for the roughly 34.000 US residents that develop oral cancer in any given calendar year. United Healthcare is now covering light contrast exams. The companies providing the products are, in no particular order, Velscope, Addent, Zila, and others.

These early detection screenings can help identify oral cancers at early stages that can greatly increase the 5 year survival rate (which hasn't changed much in the last 30 years).

This is definitely a step in the right direction. Good news for sure!

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