Topic: New Technology to detect cancer cells during surgery

Here's a link to an interesting new technology that is being developed:

http://news.yahoo.com/surgical-knife-in … 47769.html

It's a cauterizing "knife" used to remove solid tumors and concurrently the smoke produced during cauterization is analyzed to determine if the tissue is healthy or cancerous.  Not a robotic device, but a hand-held one.  Saves time waiting for pathology lab to analyze tissue and can save patient from multiple surgeries.

Willow

Re: New Technology to detect cancer cells during surgery

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-23348661

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Re: New Technology to detect cancer cells during surgery

Hi,

I think with more new technology coming into the market; We, as patients, have to make sure chemotherapy may not  be fast enough for new drugs coming into the market and we must seek other alternative to prolong our lives until the magic bullet comes. thanks and
God bless.

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