A single blood test can now help in detecting 5 major forms of cancer!
Cancer is a killer. Almost every person in the world has lost someone to cancer. What is the worst thing about this dreaded disease? It doesn’t really tell you when it strikes until it’s too late. In 2015 more than 1.6 million people were diagnosed for various types of cancer. In 2012, 8.2 million died from cancer worldwide.
Can we stop this rampaging disease? Hopefully yes! Thanks to the evolution of medical science and cancer research, a breakthrough has been achieved. Current cancer research is being carried out as we speak on a mammoth scale to fortify chemo and surgical procedures for arresting cancer development.
Now a new blood test has been derived with the ability of a single test to detect any of five major forms of cancer existing in your body.
1 Cancer research till date has even mapped cancer genes invading the body yet no cure
Scientific research has advanced to the extent of being able to observe cancer’s damaging path throughout the human cellular system. Cancer DNA can be mapped but till date there was no effective remedy to arrest stubborn cancer cells from attacking new ones. Research labs have the ability to observe cancerous cells moving through infected tumours.
2 A new blood test may have the ability to mark the presence of five dangerous cancers
Hope for an ultimate cancer cure shouldn’t be ruled out despite progress being slow but meaningful. The new blood test uses the process of genetic marking. A gene marker is akin to a satellite and is used in various procedures involving genetics. It provides valuable information regarding inherited diseases, mutations and even lineage.
Scientists have now discovered a new gene marker with the ability to detect DNA Hypermethylation which provides insight into the pre activity of cancerous cells in the body.
This could possibly have a huge significance in the war against cancer