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A color ink drawing of a patient undergoing bronchoscopy. A doctor has inserted a scope with an attached television camera into the trachea and the two attending physicians are watching the image on a monitor.

'Bronchoscopy'
(ink drawing with tempera, 28' x 34')
©May H. Lesser


The laryngologist knows that patients who have a cancer of the lungs, throat, esophagus or mouth caused by smoking have a significantly higher chance of developing a second cancer in the same areas. This patient, who has a throat cancer, is undergoing bronchoscopy to ensure that there is not a second cancer in the lung area. A scope is inserted with an attached television camera into the trachea and all eyes are focused on the image on a monitor. We are anxiously viewing the tunnel shaped esophagus and finally see a tumor attached to its side.