Screening for early stage stomach cancer with a blood test
Early detection is the key to treating any cancer effectively, especially the deadlier ones that don’t show any symptoms while slowly creeping and taking over the body completely. Late diagnosis could be due to less awareness of the tell-tale signs, or because some people are worried about what the doctor might find or due to the procedure of detection itself. Invasive procedures such as endoscopy, in which a flexible tube is forced into the digestive tract, make quite a few people paranoid. Thus, a detection system that is simple and affordable is the need of the hour. Researchers from MirXES, have come up with a screening procedure which involves a simple blood test to detect early stage stomach cancer, a killer disease that affects more than 70,000 people every year in Asia.