Breath Test For Breast Cancer

Published: Apr 10, 2006

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.

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