A new blood test has been discovered that could detect any type of cancer.
Scientists hope the breakthrough will allow doctors to figure out cancer in patients presenting with certain symptoms, which will save time, money, and serious procedures and biopsies.
Results have shown that the simple test can diagnose cancer and pre – cancerous conditions from the blood of patients with melanoma, colon cancer and lung cancer with high of accuracy.
It could also be a useful aid for investigating patients who might have cancer.
The Lymphocyte Genome Sensitivity assesses white blood cells and measures the damage caused to their DNA when exposed to different intensities of ultraviolet light.
“There is clear distinction between the damage to the white blood cells from patients with cancer, with pre-cancerous conditions and from healthy patients”, Bradford scientists say.