Vyralize: Scientists have developed a surgical knife that can immediately detect whether tissue is cancerous or not as it cuts through.
Cool, wish they knew how to cure it
Conspiracy or over-confidence in something in its early stages of research?
I'M GOING TO ****ING CUT YOU to see if it's malignant.
so only possible for patients in the operating table? why does it have to cut through the skin first? would be nice if cancer can be detected before any knife cut through the skin
It needs to burn the flesh to get smoke. I guess it would apply if there was a growth on the exterior portion of your body as well, but this would make it easier when doctors are trimming away flesh during tissue removal so they get all the right stuff.
Google: PET Scan. There are many different types of cancers that arise from different cell lineages. They're treated differently for example an acoustic neuroma you don't have to treat at all, a small cell carcinoma needs chemo and radiation and a melanoma or choriocarcinoma would be surgically removed. This knife/smoke thing is helpful for that last case where surgical removal is necessary. In all other cases, biomarkers like CEA and CA19-9 and PET scans can be used to help detect cancer.
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