Today, as the technology advances, seeing various advanced medical treatments would not be too surprising. Cancer, a disease that scared a lot of people in the past as when you hear the word ‘cancer’, all you can think of is death. But now there have been many treatments developed to cure this kind of disease. As a matter of fact, more and more cancer patients are winning the battle against it. Moving on, the key to fighting and winning against cancer is early detection. Hence, regular consultation and visit to your doctor is definitely the best way to avoid or fight against it.
Talking about early detection, do you know that at the present time, you can detect colon cancer way easier? This is through the use of pill that has a camera inside. Yes, camera pill helps to detect colon cancer. The said pill is called PillCam.
How does this PillCam works?
After swallowing the PillCam, it will pass through your gastrointestinal tract which includes your esophagus and intestines. While travelling, this PillCam will capture images (4 images per second). The images that have been captured will then be transferred to a data recorder which will give the doctors a closer look of the gastrointestinal tract which will lead to their diagnosis. Its photo escapade can last up to four hours. After the pill has captured images in your intestines, it is expected to exit your body through a natural way within five to eight hours.
What are the benefits?
The main advantage or benefit of using Pillcam is that this camera pill helps to detect colon cancer faster and easier. Imagine the convenience of not going through an invasive procedure like ‘colonoscopy’. Aside from the fact that it can give accurate results, PillCam is not as scary as undergoing the traditional invasive procedure like colonoscopy. It also won’t require the use of sedatives to patients. By using this pill-sized camera, you can be assured that you are safe all throughout the process.
Colon cancer is one of the most common types of cancer today. It is imperative that people in the age of fifty or above should have their colon screened regularly to make sure that it is healthy as it is. Though colon cancer can now be cured, it is still best for you not to endure the risk of having it in the first place. Thus, taking care of your body is definitely vital.
This medical breakthrough is definitely one of the most genius developments in the world of medicine. Who would have thought that you can definitely find the right answers by simply ingesting a pill? This can only prove that the people in this field are working non-stop on developing more advanced and effective medical treatments.