detecting cancer from breath-test?

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Scientists say they have developed a breath-test that can accurately tell if a person has bowel cancer.

This study was posted December 4th on BBC news, and in short discussed research published by the British Journal of Surgery, behind the breath-test, which looks for exhaled chemicals linked to tumour activity.

The test method had a 76% accuracy rating in identifying the patient's with the disease.
against 41 patient's as "controls" and who were thought to be healthy.

The initial test identified the cancer patients with 85% accuracy, but the overall result fell to 76%, but the researchers were still upbeat about the future of breath-test methods after finding significant potential from the studies results.


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