Breath test for breast cancer

2019-03-02 01:14:01

A SIMPLE 2-minute breath test at a doctor’s surgery could detect breast cancer at an early stage. Some medical conditions cause patients to exhale volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in their breath. In the US, a breath analyser made by Menssana Research of Fort Lee, New Jersey, is already being used to detect telltale VOCs in the breath of patients whose bodies are rejecting a heart transplant. The system can also be tuned to pick up compounds that are characteristic of other conditions,