WATCH: He wanted to see his cancer from the inside. With virtual reality, he can

This patient jumped at the chance to "walk through your own body" — and see his cancer from the inside. Watch him try out virtual reality for the first time.

Bill Hobbs, a 69-year-old business operator and sailor from Dartmouth, Mass., had just strapped on a virtual reality headset to get an immersive look at his insides.

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