New test could detect breast cancer signs in just three hoursMenu
Dr Galit Yahalom, an Israeli scientist who helped develop the technology, said: “In three hours a woman could know if she is positive for cancer or not. The tumour might be very small at this stage but it will give her options she might not have if it was detected later.”
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Professor Kefah Mokbel, a breast cancer specialist at St George’s Hospital, south London, said: “It would be particularly useful for those with a family history of the disease and for younger women, as mammograms do not pick up cancers as well in this group due to their denser breasts.”
However he said more work needed to be done as the test, while highly accurate at identifying cancer, can give false positive readings in some women. The new test analyses the immune system. NIKE AIR MAX Goedkoop Raised immune responses indicate the body is fighting of a “foreign assault” which could be a cancer. The Israeli, American based company, Eventus Diagnostics, which has developed the test, plans to negotiate to make it available on the NHS. A private test costs £200.
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