CHI St. Alexius performs medical first in North Dakota

(Bismarck, ND) -- CHI St. Alexius is celebrating a new medical achievement in North Dakota.

For the first time in the state, the healthcare system performed a biopsy and lung survey in one operation.  

The procedure took place several weeks ago with the help of a robotic bronchoscopy machine.  

Doctors believe this will have the potential to change the game for lung cancer patients.  

The CDC says nearly 13-hundred residents die of cancer in North Dakota each year.