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Isn’t Modern Medicine wonderful?

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Oopsadaisy4 Fri 30-Oct-20 11:50:41

A lady in a Glasgow hospital had her shin bone removed and sent off to another hospital for radiation treatment (for Cancer) then it was returned and put back into her leg!

Best wishes to her for a speedy recovery.

EllanVannin Fri 30-Oct-20 12:44:28

It is miraculous because many years ago she'd have lost her leg. I too wish her every success.

boodymum67 Fri 30-Oct-20 14:09:21

Wow! Incredible, but if it worked, then great

sodapop Fri 30-Oct-20 15:41:56

That's brilliant Oopsadaisy4 hope it was successful. So many things happening in the field of medicine that we don't always get to hear about,

Sarnia Fri 30-Oct-20 15:44:54

Aren't we fortunate to have such clever people in medicine?

Marydoll Fri 30-Oct-20 16:26:15

Another first at a Glasgow hospital, who have been trialling a less invasive endoscopy procedure.

Available to selected patients, the cytosponge test is a simple safe and effective way of diagnosing oesophageal (gullet) conditions. It involves a specially designed capsule attached to a string which is swallowed by the patient. The capsule dissolves in the stomach to reveal a tiny sponge which the clinical team then recovers from the patient by pulling the string. On the way back up, the sponge collects cells in the oesophagus which can then be analysed for abnormalities by the clinical team. The test will help diagnose conditions such as Barrett’s Oesophagus, which is a risk factor for oesophageal cancer.

dragonfly46 Fri 30-Oct-20 16:35:09

They have just discovered that a substance derived from Jasmine kills breast cancer cells and leaves the healthy cells intact.

PECS Fri 30-Oct-20 16:39:45

It is amazing..and too many take it for granted! Such clever developments.

vampirequeen Fri 30-Oct-20 19:07:52

That's amazing

FannyCornforth Fri 30-Oct-20 19:11:42

That's utterly, utterly brilliant.
I find the history of medicine and Scotland fascinating.

SueDonim Fri 30-Oct-20 19:44:01

A friend of mine played a small part in this lady’s wonderful treatment! I hope she makes an excellent recovery.

travelsafar Mon 02-Nov-20 09:11:18

Amazing, fingers crossed that it worked for the poor lady. Hats off to the surgeons performing such an operation and all the team involved too. smile

grannyrebel7 Mon 02-Nov-20 09:18:08

That's why I'm so optimistic about a Covid vaccine. We've got all the best scientists in the world working on this so imo they're bound to get a successful one eventually.