Early detection of breast cancer could save lives
New breath and urine tests detect breast cancer much earlier - short science articles

Scientists have developed a new method to facilitate early and more accurate detection of breast cancer as a screening test. The researchers used electronic nose gas sensors for breath analysis and gas-chromatography mass spectrometry (GC-MS) to quantify substances in the urine which when combined together can predict breast cancer with a 95% accuracy. This is a major advance in the cancer screening test field since the current standard screening test ie. Mammography is not always able to identify breast tumours accurately. Rather, it's only 75% accurate and it falls further to 30% in dense tissue. The survival of breast is heavily dependent on the early tumour detection, so novel methods to detect smaller early-stage tumours is extremely important according

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Scientific publication: Computers in Biology and Medicine