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Aug 23, 2019

Blood test can detect ovarian cancer two years earlier

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A blood test which can detect ovarian cancer two years earlier than current methods could be used to screen women, scientists hope.

Researchers from Queen’s University Belfast have found that measuring four proteins together can pick up cancer early, when nine in 10 women will survive.

Ovarian cancer is one of the deadliest because symptoms are vague or absent so it is often not diagnosed until later stages, when the chance of surviving for five years is just 22 per cent.

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