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Breath Test For Breast Cancer



4/10/2006 12:28:47 PM

A SIMPLE 2-minute breath test at a doctor's surgery could detect breast cancer at an early stage. Some medical conditions cause patients to exhale volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in their breath. In the US, a breath analyser made by Menssana Research of Fort Lee, New Jersey, is already being used to detect telltale VOCs in the breath of patients whose bodies are rejecting a heart transplant.

Read at New Scientist


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