Detect Cancer Even Before It Begins
Do you think you will have cancer after four or five years? A question that could have drawn a blank just a few days earlier can be answered in the positive today.
All thanks to a ground-breaking blood test that is expected to help with cancer detection as early as five years before the disease surfaces, which is a feat not accomplished through either CT scans or mammograms.
This new technique, which can pick up early warnings of many types of cancers from the immune system, before they even begin, has been developed by Oncimmune Ltd, a diagnostic company affiliated to the University of Nottingham.
For millions of people around the globe, this remarkable technology could mean a difference between life and death; a difference between living healthy and suffering. This could change the whole diagnosis and treatment process for all types of solid cancers such as lung cancer, prostate cancer, ovarian cancer, colon cancer and breast cancer.
The name of this test is “EarlyCDT-Lung” and it will be launched in the USA this month, with a launch expected in the UK early next year.
As part of the research, the results were obtained from blood samples of high-risk patients with breast cancer, who had given blood samples for many years during their annual checkup, before they were finally diagnosed with cancer. These blood samples showed that more than half of these cancers could have been detected up to four years before they were actually diagnosed.
Another study conducted at the Mayo Clinic in the United States arrived at similar results for lung cancer, where they could detect lung cancers as early as five years prior to when they were actually diagnosed.
EarlyCDT Lung on its launch, will be used for diagnosing lung cancer for up to five years before a tumor appears. Everyone who has ever smoked or are currently smoking and are aged between the ages of 40 and 70 are expected to be the target population for this test. Even others who have ever been exposed to asbestos or even had secondary smoke exposure for long periods of time are also considered appropriate.
Experts in the medical field are of the opinion that this is nothing short of a miracle that has the potential to save the lives of millions world-wide.