Breast cancer rapid test can detect cancer in tears – video


A new rapid test should be able to detect breast cancer in tears in the future – you can see in the video how it works.

When it comes to breast cancer, the same recommendations are given time and again: women should feel themselves for suspicious breast lumps as regularly as possible, and have a mammogram done for better early detection. But perhaps screening will soon become even easier: In Japan, a team of researchers has developed a method that can be used to detect breast cancer in a tear sample.

Result after just ten minutes

Above all, the speed of this new test is astonishing: in the test series, ten minutes were enough to discover components of cancer cells in tears. A large-scale practical study is now to clarify whether the rapid test with the tears may actually soon replace the much more complex mammography.

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