Doctors in Japan - as indeed all over the world - are striving to find the cause of cancer, a disease costing 80,000 lives in their country each year.
LS. Surgical operation at the Juntendo Medical College in Tokyo.
MS. Doctors at work.
CU. Of hand.
CU. Microscopic view of lung cancer - shot with 200 fold microscopic lens.
CU. Microscopic view of lung cancer - shot with 400 fold microscopic lens (both shot with specially designed microscopic movie camera).
MS. A doctor operates the isotope apparatus (cobalt 60).
MS. Patient undergoing examination with "Cobalt 60".
CU. Doctor operates switch.
CU. Light signal - says "Stay Away" when red lamp is on.
MS. Doctor examines female patient suspected of having breast cancer.
MS Doctor examining through korposcope.
MS Surgical instruments.
MCU Doctor examining through korposcope.
NCU Doctor's hand.
LS Interior of laboratory.
CU Slicing flesh of suspected patient.
MS Part of flesh taken from the uterus of a female immersed in alcohol for hardening.
CU Hands taking out piece of flesh from alcohol.
MLS Doctor watching oscillator.
NS Patient lying on bed while water tank is placed on her breast.
CU Screen of Oscillator.
CU The images projected upon the screen which is directly connected to the crystal oscillator.
CU Doctor finds out exact location of cancer in the breast of a female patient through the water tank.
LS General view of Juntendo Medical College Hospital with patients.
Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved
Background: Doctors in Japan - as indeed all over the world - are striving to find the cause of cancer, a disease costing 80,000 lives in their country each year. At Tokyo's Juntendo Medical College, invaluable information is gained through operations and experiments on cancer calls.
The introduction of isotopes into the medical field, with their powerful influence of radiation, is a big step forward in the treatment of the disease. But radiation is only treatment - and doctors are equally concerned to get at the root of the affliction. Every effort is made to detect the presence of cancer in its earliest stages, thus giving a better chance of cure. With the aid of the korposcope, doctors extract part of the organ, then at the pathological laboratory, the specimen, hardened by alcohol, is subject to thorough examination.
A new method of diagnosing suspected cancer, is the use of ultra sound waves. This procedure simplifies examinations and gives the patient less pain - and anxiety. Mega-cycle ultra sound waves pick up the cancer tissue for deep inside human skins upon the radar-like Oscillator. The waves catch and record exact location and size of the tissue. Images are projected upon a screen, directly connected to the crystal oscillator, which generates the sound waves between 2.5 and 10 mega-cycle. Through a water tank on the patient's breast, doctors can then detect the exact location of the disease.