Townie® Poll

Oral Cancer

Poll conducted from 2/6/2006 To 3/7/2006

Do you routinely perform an oral cancer screening at every hygiene visit?
817 total votes
84%
Yes
16%
No
Do you believe that a visual exam effectively detects oral cancer?
539 total votes
65%
Yes
35%
No
For 2005, how many patients did you [send for / perform a] scalpel biopsy?
545 total votes
75%
0-5
17%
6-10
5%
11-15
3%
16+
What percentage of the patients biopsied had a diagnosis of oral cancer?
507 total votes
3%
100%
1%
99-75%
2%
74-50%
5%
49-25%
90%
24% or less
Have you ever used additional screening tests such as ViziLite or Oral CDx?
545 total votes
42%
Yes
58%
No
If you answered no, or you no longer use these screening tests, what is the primary reason?
324 total votes
14%
Cost of kit
10%
Time needed to present to patient
5%
Time needed to perform the test
7%
Cost of analysis by a lab
14%
Lack of insurance coverage for test
33%
Concerned about false positives
17%
Patients did not want the test
If you answered no, or you no longer use these screening tests, what is the secondary reason?
294 total votes
18%
Cost of kit
13%
Time needed to present to patient
7%
Time needed to perform the test
13%
Cost of analysis by a lab
15%
Lack of insurance coverage for test
16%
Concerned about false positives
18%
Patients did not want the test
What is a fair fee to charge for an in-office oral cancer detection test?
477 total votes
42%
$40-59
27%
$60-75
15%
$76-90
16%
$91+
Do you routinely refer known tobacco users or alcohol abusers to cessation programs?
540 total votes
28%
Yes
72%
No
Are you aware of an oral lesion marking system called TBlue630?
536 total votes
21%
Yes
79%
No

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