Can Your Breath Tell That You Have Cancer?

Curated News:

By Timberlake Dental curated from Everyday Health

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“Scientists in the United States and Israel have discovered that cancer cells (and other diseased tissues) have an altered metabolism that leaves a chemical “footprint” in the air exhaled by patients. New technology is allowing doctors to take advantage of this chemical “breath print” in order to screen for cancer and other diseases. There’s no stick, scan, or scope: All the subject needs to do is breathe into a tube!”

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As mentioned in the article, many people who smoke make it easier for doctors to be able to tell if there is cancer spreading in their lungs by their breath.