True to Life
The importance of the "Three Earlies": a stomach cancer survivor in China
Yu Guo, responsible for sales at Olympus's Dalian office, discovered that he had stomach cancer at the age of 40, and underwent surgery to remove half of his stomach. With the experience that early detection through endoscopy saved his life, he aims to convey the importance of examinations and the “Three Earlies”.
HNPCC survivor calls for importance of knowing one’s own body
At the age of 45, Christian was diagnosed with hereditary non-polyposis colorectal cancer after undergoing an endoscopy. After surgery and rehabilitation, Christian returned to his normal life and spoke about the importance of knowing one’s own body.
Genetic testing saved his life: Pancreatic cancer
Nick was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and underwent genetic testing after his cousin also had the same cancer at the same time. He believes the test helped him find the best treatment option and saved his life.
Overcoming colon cancer for amazing comeback to baseball
At age 26, Fumihito Haraguchi of the Hanshin Tigers was diagnosed with colon cancer. After laparoscopic surgery and chemotherapy, he made a dramatic return to his professional baseball career.
The importance of early detection that has an impact on our quality of life after treatment
Taking pride in her health, Ms. Okada was diagnosed with colorectal cancer after her first colonoscopy. After undergoing tests and treatment during the COVID-19 pandemic, she is now healthy. With her life back to normal, she realizes the importance of early detection and early treatment which impacts our quality of life.
Knee surgery enables patient's return to sport
As an increasing number of active seniors are involved in sports and work, there are a number of them suffering from knee pain. In recent years, high tibial osteotomy (HTO surgery) has become a treatment option to relieve knee pain in certain patients.
A partnership to improve lives through gastrointestinal endoscopy advancement in India
Working in partnership to improve healthcare for people across different socio-economic backgrounds, Dr. Reddy's organization, AIG, was formed under the philosophy that patients everywhere should receive the best available in medical technology, infrastructure, and talent, equal to that seen in developed countries.
A valuable experience for students to utilize real endoscopes during a special class
In December 2022, Kaga Junior High School and Olympus partnered to create a special experiential class for second-year junior high school students at their school in Itabashi, Tokyo.
Discovering the excellence of laparoscopy during a cholecystectomy: A lapacholotomy experience
A trip down memory lane to the period when Hiroshi underwent minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery and got back a healthy life.
An experience with colorectal endoscopic submucosal dissection
A conversation with Namino about her experience with endoscopy and treatment, and how it has changed her perception on testing.
The importance of screening for colorectal cancer
Christin was diagnosed with colorectal cancer at age 28 and was treated. She agrees with the views of Dr. Rosch on the importance of early screening through colonoscopy.
Patient story on emphysema treatment and current lifestyle
Julie was suffering from acute emphysema to a point where it was preventing her from even just walking up a flight of stairs. A lung valve procedure that allows damaged parts of the lungs to deflate, provided a treatment for Julie's emphysema and she is now looking forward to playing with her grandkids as they grow up.
A revolutionary approach saves a life
Michael Angelo was born with a rare life-threatening liver disease that only appears in infants and needed an urgent liver transplant. Surgeons used two Olympus technologies including an advanced video microscope. Parents, Jill and David Angelo will be forever grateful for this technology, the medical expertise of Michael's surgeons, and the donor's family who chose to give baby Michael the gift of life.