• Electromagnetic Navigation Bronchoscopy (ENB)

    Asked by CAS1 on Friday, May 24, 2013

    Electromagnetic Navigation Bronchoscopy (ENB)

    As part of my monitoring for cancer return I will once per year have this done. Its a simple non invasive procedure but it can see cancer cells before they become tumors or lesions so its a very effective tool to diagnose and for follow up.

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    • GregP_WN's Avatar

      Mercy me, the newfangled tests and procedures they keep coming up with. One day we won't have to go through all this XXX we have to now. I have my hopes up anyway.

      over 4 years ago
    • CherylS@StF's Avatar

      I am very familiar with the ENB procedure but had no idea that it was going to be used for seeking the cancer out prior to seeing the cancer cells as a way to follow up. I will watching for more information on this. Each and every day we are developing new tools to screen and fight this terrible disease!

      over 4 years ago
    • CAS1's Avatar

      Yup. it uses a dye to look for suspicious cells. If found they can be biopsied or removed. This procedure is now used as a higher level of follow up for Lung Cancer. So, anyone out there should consider looking into it for their follow up too. I have a horrible scar at the base of my neck from Northwestern Hospital quacks cutting me twice to biopsy me. Took one month to dx me..

      This procedure was at the University of Chicago and would have dx'd me immediately. See the difference in an NCI designated Cancer center. Its life or Death.

      Also I posted the info on Photodynamic therapy.. This is in clinical trial to be used with surgery..It will be a dye used around the tumor site and then zapped to kill any cells in the micro environment around the tumor. This is very very important since the data now says that the environment around the tumor actually has genetic code to make more cancer. If this can be zapped it can really have a dramatic impact on surgery for lung cancer and other cancers too.

      over 4 years ago
    • CAS1's Avatar

      Let me add some additional info. on the photodynamic therapy at the University of Chicago is already doing this for LC.to exactly what extent I am not sure yet because I have not discussed with my Dr's . But its new.

      I had my surgery at Rush because Dr. Liptay is in my opinion better with L/C. There is so much going on with improvements in surgery too.

      over 4 years ago

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