The Weekly: Cancer blood tests, an Olympian’s testicular cancer diagnosis and more

Published on April 15, 2022

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Can cancer blood tests live up to the promise of saving lives?

MONDAY, April 11 (The Washington Post) — Joyce Ares had just turned 74 and was feeling fine when she agreed to give a blood sample for research. So she was surprised when the screening test came back positive for signs of cancer.

After a repeat blood test, a PET scan and a needle biopsy, she was diagnosed with Hodgkin lymphoma.

“I cried,” the retired real estate broker said. “Just a couple of tears and thought, ‘OK, now what do we do?’”

In other news. . .

Silence is testicular cancer’s number one ally, doctors say
April 12, Greenville Journal




See how AI can predict future cancer risk
April 13, CNN




EPA opens civil rights investigations over pollution in Cancer Alley
April 14, The Guardian




What Kept Olympian Nathan Adrian Going After a Testicular Cancer Diagnosis
April 8, Men’s Health



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