Close to 37,000 Americans will be diagnosed with oral or pharyngeal cancer this year and it will cause over 8,000 deaths. Discovering soft tissue abnormalities is particularly important in the fight against oral cancer. Because oral cancer screening assists in early detection, cancer can be caught before it has time to spread, potentially saving lives through less invasive, more effective treatment.
Dr. Castaneda utilizes Identafi® Technology which allows the detection of cancers to be made through the processing of optical fluorescence and reflectance in certain body tissues. The Identafi® core technologies are based on high-speed, high-resolution capabilities from its patented optical processing technology and includes the ability to identify metabolic and physiologic differences in diseased and healthy tissue in the human body.