Sunday, 16 Dec 2018

Medical advances could soon spare patients surgery, say experts

Better drugs, vaccination and genomics will help to make some operations obsolete

Thousands of people every year could be spared surgery for cancer and worn-out joints thanks to better drugs, vaccination and advances in genomics, a report by medical experts predicts.

Developments in surgery could also make many operations less invasive and more effective, while more patients would have preventive procedures to stop an illness worsening.

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