New device helps fight against colon cancer - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

3/1/09

New device helps fight against colon cancer

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - There is a new weapon in the fight against colon cancer. A new scope called the "Third Eye" allows doctors to peer behind natural folds in colon tissue where dangerous polyps can hide.

"My doctor found a polyp that he would not have ordinarily found with this new procedure and it turned out it's a dangerous one," says cancer patient Joan Few.

As good as traditional a colonoscopy is, it can miss some lesions. But the new device has a tiny camera which allows it to see inside the colon and it can gives a closer look by flipping around. So, basically, it can see backwards behind the natural folds in the tissue.

The Third Eye scope is still in clinical trials, but it has already received FDA approval.

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