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The Weekly: New blood test identifies more than 50 types of cancer

November 5, 2021

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Researchers say new blood test can spot more than 50 types of cancer — many hard to detect early

Researchers say new blood test can spot more than 50 types of cancer — many hard to detect early

WEDNESDAY, November 3, 2021 (CBS News) —The sooner most cancers are discovered, the better the odds they can be successfully treated.

Mayo Clinic participated in research on a test that can detect more than 50 cancers, CBS Minnesota reports.

“My dad, he was a healthy guy. He didn’t have any known risk factors for cancer,” Dr. Julia Feygin said. Feygin lost her 40-year-old father to pancreatic cancer when she was 13. Diagnosed at stage three, he lived for nine more months.

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Foundation news

New guidelines provide smokers and former-smokers greater access to lung cancer screenings

November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month, and the Prevent Cancer Foundation® wants people to know that newly expanded access to lung cancer screenings could make them eligible for this potentially lifesaving test.

Lung cancer is the leading cause of all cancer deaths. According to 2021 estimates of the American Cancer Society, 235,760 people will be diagnosed with lung cancer this year and 131,880 will die of the disease. Smoking is the leading cause of lung cancer.

  
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