New Study Looks at Cancer “Alarm” Symptoms

A new study has taken a look at the number of people who attribute cancer symptoms to another less dangerous illness. By attributing the symptoms to a less dangerous illness, cancer diagnosis is delayed. The study, entitled “Attributions of Cancer ‘Alarm’ Symptoms in a Community...

New Home Testing Kit for Colon Cancer

In most cases, the earlier you detect cancer, the greater your chances of survival. In recent years a number of devices have been designed to help people regularly test for cancer in their own homes. One such device is the “Cologuard” test kit that checks for the presence of colon...

Genetic Testing For Breast Cancer

The role of the BRCA1 and BRCA2 gene mutations in increasing breast cancer risk is now well known. More women are interested in having a test to determine if they carry the gene mutations. Should you get tested? The women who are most at risk of carrying the gene mutation have a family history of...

New Technology to Test For Cancer With a Single Drop of Blood

A simple 3-D printed device my be leading the way in cancer detection in the coming decades. “Miriam” is a device that can detect the presence of several different cancer from a single drop of blood. The best part is that the device only costs $500 to make! Currently, most forms of cancer...

How Scientists Used Shrimp to Help Detect Cancer

It seems like a strange concept, using the biological advantages that a sea shrimp has to create tools for detecting cancer. But that is just what researchers at the University of Queensland are looking into. The mantis shrimp has a unique ability that allows it to detect polarized light. The ability...

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