Friday, 8 September 2017

Medical Technology Marks Brave New World In Treatment Of Serious Illnesses

Innovative medical technologies being developed in Memphis promise to revolutionize health care in the coming years.

Two technologies in particular have the medical community brimming with excitement: wearable medical technology that is just becoming widely available will help extend the lives of people with terminal brain cancer and a new medical device that should be available next year will ease the recovery for breast cancer and hernia surgery patients.

Baptist Memorial Health Care’s Dr. Aleksander Jankov recently began treating brain cancer patients with the Optune medical device, which fights glioblastoma multiforme – the type of brain cancer that U.S. Sen. John McCain is battling – by interrupting the process by which cancer cells divide and spread.

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