Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths worldwide, claiming more lives than prostate, breast, and colon cancer combined. Early-stage lung cancer often has no symptoms. Because lung cancer is often at an advanced stage by the time it is found, more than 90 percent of patients diagnosed with lung cancer do not survive.
The Monarch™ Platform from Auris™ Health is a flexible robotic endoscope that uses small cameras to provide a detailed view of the inside of the lungs. The technology can help doctors diagnose lung cancer at its earliest stages by viewing small and hard-to-reach nodules and obtaining tissue samples for biopsy.
Access to advanced technology and diagnostic procedures, including the Monarch™ Platform from Auris™ Health, is one of the many reasons why UPMC Hamot is the choice for health care in northwestern Pennsylvania.
A lung cancer screening can help determine if robotic bronchoscopy is necessary. Talk to your doctor to see if you qualify, or call UPMC Hamot Pulmonology at 814-877-8730 for more information.