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Laser test to 'spot breast cancer in an instant'
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 07, 2013 8:44 am 
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An instant laser test for breast cancer is being developed by scientists.

It is hoped that by quickly determining whether a suspicious lump is cancerous, the test will spare women time and worry, as well as cutting the cost for the NHS.

More than 1.5million British women have breast x-rays, or mammograms, each year.

If their result is abnormal, the patient will often have a sample of cells withdrawn via a needle. Up to 90 per cent of these needle biopsies come back negative. Read more


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