Israeli Scientists Create a specialised Breath Test for Cancer Detection

I’d like to thank one of the vigilant crew at the Hope Sanctuary for this fascinating bit of medical technology… Imagine using what a cop normally uses to bust drunk drivers, only the perpetrator is not human… Israel science has developed a breathalyser with an 86% accurate means to detect cancer in the lungs, according to Israel National News/Arutz Sheva;-

The new device was revealed this week in the journal Nature Nanotechnology.

Researchers hope the test will provide a simple, cost-effective and non-invasive method of detecting cancer. In addition, the test is capable of detecting cancers that are not yet large enough to show up on X-rays or CT scans, allowing for earlier diagnosis that could save lives.

If you’re nervous and need a shot of booze or Java before the test, there’s good news, you don’t have to abstain;-

…the latest version of the test works even on patients who have recently ingested alcohol, food, coffee or tobacco. Previous versions required patients to abstain before the test in order to avoid false results.

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