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Singapore's National Heart Centre has used a breakthrough technology to treat early-stage lung cancer.

It became the first in Southeast Asia to use robotic arms and a 3D camera for the surgical procedure.

The minimally invasive procedure allows surgeons to remove the infected tissues with precision.

Used successfully on two patients in August, the procedure may be offered to more with early-stage lung cancer.

About a third of the 300 patients the centre sees every year are in the early stage.

The procedure is said to be less painful and safer.

Dr Su Jang Wen, a consultant at the National Heart Centre, said: "(Because of the technology), we are able to appreciate much better the visualisation of the surgical fields and (have a) much more precise dissection and (it) also enhances the safety of the whole operation."

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