Published in Cancer Weekly, June 7th, 2005
"Endoscopic laser therapy using neodymium: yttrium-aluminum-garnet (Nd:YAG) laser has been shown to be effective in palliating symptoms of obstruction, bleeding, and discharge in patients with colorectal cancer. These patients usually have advanced inoperable disease at presentation or are unfit for surgery," researchers in England reported.
"We have used high-powered diode laser to palliate patients with inoperable colorectal cancer since 1994. This study was designed to determine the success rate of high-powered diode laser in palliating...
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