November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month, and UC Health’s UC Cancer Center is now offering robotic-assisted bronchoscopy (RAB), a new quicker and more accurate way to diagnose lung cancer.
Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in the U.S., causing more deaths than colon, breast, pancreatic and prostate cancer combined. Any patient with a suspicious lung nodule that needs diagnosis can benefit from robotic-assisted bronchoscopy
“At the UC Cancer Center, we understand the power of innovation and are at the forefront of both treatment and research. The robotic-assisted bronchoscopy platform will allow us to provide not only diagnostic procedures, but the promise of therapeutic options that could potentially mean a patient gets a diagnosis and treatment at the same session,” said Alejandro Adolfo Aragaki-Nakahodo, MD, director of interventional pulmonology at UC Health and assistant professor of medicine at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine.