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Simple Blood Test Could Spot Breast Cancer Five Years before Any Symptom

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A simple blood test could spot breast cancer five years before any symptoms, saving thousands of lives.

Experts said the method was β€œpromising” and could be used to screen women, replacing mammograms and allow treatment to start far earlier, when it is most likely to succeed.

https://uk.news.yahoo.com/simple-blood-test-could-spot-000100912.html

How great would this be? Mammograms are painful and anything to prevent me having one is brilliant in my eyes.

tumblespots
7 months ago
What do you think of this?
MrsCraig
MrsCraig7 months ago

Never had a mammogram so can't relate on how painful they are but I think this is a brilliant idea. I know some people hate getting their blood taken but for a life saving test it would be worth it. I think breast cancer screening should start younger and this would help to do that.

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tumblespots
tumblespots
Original Poster
7 months ago

Yes, it isn't just older people who get it. I am needle phobic myself so I am between a rock and a hard place on this, but over all I think the new way is a good thing. 🐞

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MrsCraig
MrsCraig7 months ago

tumblespots I used to hate needles and then I had to get my blood taken every 2 weeks when pregnant and numerous painful injections so it no longer phases me. I can even tell the dr which vein is the best to get blood from!

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tumblespots
tumblespots
Original Poster
7 months ago

MrsCraig I'm squirming! 🐞

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ClaireF1978
ClaireF19787 months ago

The link doesn't work for me but sounds like an interesting concept. I expect it would be a lot cheaper than mammograms as well with much simpler technology required.

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tumblespots
tumblespots
Original Poster
7 months ago

I don't know what the problem was earlier but I think it is working again now. 🐞

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Pjran
Pjran7 months ago

Great. I would prefer a blood test to a mammogram any day, gosh it’s painful having your boob crushed between those plates!

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tumblespots
tumblespots
Original Poster
7 months ago

If a man had to have his 'bits' squashed they would have found another way to do the test far earlier than this! 🐞

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Pjran
Pjran7 months ago

tumblespots you’re quite right. Mammograms hurt, pushing and squeezing whilst be told to stand still is no joke.

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AgnesFaludi
AgnesFaludi7 months ago

They can spot a lots of things from blood....but they do not do it.

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tumblespots
tumblespots
Original Poster
7 months ago

Did you mean that they are unable to do this test? I must admit I am skeptical, they always seem to have an excuse for another blood test. Perhaps it is just in the pipeline for the future? 🐞

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