Thursday, 2 February 2017

Breath test may be able to detect stomach cancers earlier

Research recently presented at the European Cancer Congress (ECC) indicates that a breath test may be able to detect earlier incidents of stomach and esophageal cancers.  According to study author Dr. Sheraz Markar from Imperial College in London, A breath test could be used as a noninvasive, first-line test to reduce the number of unnecessary endoscopies."  Measuring 5 chemicals in breath, this test, conducted on more than 300 patients has been found to be 85% accurate.

To read more about this study, click here.

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