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Thursday 29 September 2016

Breath test to detect cancer

Scientists believe they can test whether people are likely to have stomach cancer by analysing their breath.

Stomach cancer, also known as gastric cancer, is a relatively uncommon cancer that affects about 7,300 people each year in the UK.

The initial symptoms are often mistaken for other complaints and there is no effective early-stage screening test.

The new test senses tiny changes in the levels of particular compounds in exhaled breath, identifying the development of stomach cancer.

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