What is Blue-Light Cystoscopy?

Blue light cystoscopy is advanced detection of bladder cancer. Using it, I can find tumors before I could’ve with my naked eye using the traditional white-light camera, and them immediately remove them. It can be done up to one year in advance. Blue-Light therapy may help us genetically map bladder cancer in the future by helping us find precancerous cells and develop more advanced detection methods, therapies or even vaccines.

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