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Thursday, May 01, 2014

Breath test could soon be used to spot the early signs of lung cancer

A simple and cheap breath test could soon help detect the first signs of lung cancer.

Scientists have found a way of testing breath to accurately distinguish between benign lung disease and early stage cancer.

The test developed by the University of Louisville School of Medicine offers the sensitivity of present positron emission tomography (PET) scans but with almost twice the specificity.



lmclain said...

The fun part begins when you find out that, in order to begin treatment, you need $5000 up front. And don't miss your premium, either.
Breakthrough medical advances are coming just in time for the average American to find out that they are not eligible for them. Or can't afford them.
Which I'm beginning to believe is the whole point of that boondoggle.
People die. The insurance companies make/save billions. The government does, too. For politicians and CEO's (who can afford ANY medical care necessary), its a win-win.

Anonymous said...

If your breath smells like Pall Malls you have an elevated cancer risk

Anonymous said...

One will know if their breath indicates a problem because they will sense a slight difference & notice a different than usual smell.A breathing test will most likely confirm what they already know.