Study: Breath Test May Help with Lung Cancer Diagnosis

RRS_Lung-CancerThose at risk for lung cancer may eventually be able to receive a lung cancer diagnosis just by testing their exhaled breaths. In a study done by the University of Louisville, researchers found that by analyzing the breath of those with suspicious lesions on their lungs, they could test for levels of four cancer-specific substances called “carbonyls” to predict lung cancer.

From the University of Louisville:

“Instead of sending patients for invasive biopsy procedures when a suspicious lung mass is identified, our study suggests that exhaled breath could identify which patients need to seek surgery immediately,” said study author Dr. Michael Bousamra of the University of Louisville.

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