Medical and Scientific: Cancer cam a game changer

12 Mar 2021 - Medical and Scientific

A pill containing a tiny camera that can detect tumours is set to revolutionise the diagnosis and treatment of bowel cancer. The cancer cam — known as a colon capsule endoscopy — is swallowed by patients and takes pictures of the lining of the bowel to look for any signs of disease as it passes through the digestive system, yielding results within five hours. On trial in Britain, and if successful, it is hoped the new form of diagnosis could spell the end of more invasive colonoscopies as well as X-rays.

West Australian; 12/03/2021; Page 16