New Pill Cam That Helps Detect Colon Cancer Gets Nod from FDA

//New Pill Cam That Helps Detect Colon Cancer Gets Nod from FDA

New Pill Cam That Helps Detect Colon Cancer Gets Nod from FDA

By David Mittleman

FDA Approves New Non-Invasive Device to Detect Colon Polyps

Although colonoscopy remains the gold standard for detecting colon cancer, sometimes patients cannot have a full colonoscopy because of certain conditions. For example, particularly thin women, patients with long colons, a history of abdominal surgeries, and those with advanced diverticular disease may experience an incomplete colonoscopy. Overall, 10% of the population is said to experience incomplete colonoscopy. However, a new device resembling a pill was recently approved by the FDA and is expected to help doctors gain a fuller view of patients’ colon health who are …read more

2014-02-04T16:12:00+00:00Blog|