Lung cancer is the deadliest form of cancer, partly because it is difficult to detect malignant nodules deep in the lung.
Traditional techniques cannot reach many early-stage tumors, leading to a delay in diagnosis.
This can make treatment more difficult as the cancer progresses to later stages. Sharp Grossmont Hospital is the first facility in San Diego County to offer robotic-assisted bronchoscopy, an innovative procedure that enables doctors to find and treat lung cancer sooner, drastically improving chances of survival.
The robotic-assisted bronchoscope has the ability to travel deeper into the lung and guide a biopsy instrument with precision to even the most difficult nodules, allowing doctors to diagnose lung cancer at an earlier stage.