Will Smith showed his colonoscopy in vivo to generate awareness about colon cancer
MEXICO CITY, MEXICO.
Fans of Will Smith lit the alarms after that the famous actor, would come up a video that you can see moments before colonoscopy, exam designed to to detect possible cancerous tumors in the colon.
The interpreter of “Men in Black” and “I Am Legend” released this video to raise awareness among men about the importance of to perform this test.
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Smith, 51 years of age, shown in the video the way in which prepared for the exam.
The results of the test revealed that you have a pre-cancerous polyp in the large intestine, however, the actor explained that continue with your normal lifebut you need to make modifications in your diet and lifestyle.
Without a doubt one of the tests to date was most unpleasant and feared by the patients, will now have a new and discreet way to be made. All thanks to the camera ingestible of Given Imaging, the PillCam Colon, which allows you to locate polyps and other early signs of colon cancer, without the direct intervention of the doctors.
The technology, created by an israeli company, is based on a camera in the form of a capsule powered by batteries, which, after being ingested moves slowly through the intestinal tract over eight hours, taking photographs at high speed. The attachment sends images to a device that is placed around the waist of the patient, where they are registered and stored to later be reviewed by the doctor.
Goodbye to the traditional procedure…
The system, has a surprisingly original starting point in terms of it comes to your health, because part of a missile system for the war. The new technology comes in support of patients with problems with the traditional procedures, considered by many to be difficult and embarrassing.
The procedure. With a tiny camera placed on the tip of a flexible hose about a meter long, the doctor continues to live and direct in query.
The colonoscopy with the new method will benefitonly in the US, approximately 750,000 patients who have difficulties with traditional procedures, because of issues in anatomy, previous surgeries or other conditions of the colon.
According to the analyst of health issues of the Morning Star, Debbie Wang, the new pill camera could generate sales of more than $60 million in north America to 2019, as technology gets better.
Finally, FDA officials point to the PillCam Colon and Given Imaging, as a new and excellent tool, a more, in the kit of the gastrointestinal specialists.
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