New blood test could change the way cancer is detected

  

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Via:  perrie-halpern  •  5 months ago  •  14 comments

By:   NBC News

New blood test could change the way cancer is detected
GRAIL, a Silicon Valley startup, created the Galleri test, which can screen for more than 50 cancers by looking at blood for DNA shed by cancer tumors. If it sees that DNA, then it predicts where the cancer is. A positive result isn't always accurate, but researchers at the National Cancer Institute say study results so far could potentially revolutionize cancer screening, and they're designing bigger studies.

GRAIL, a Silicon Valley startup, created the Galleri test, which can screen for more than 50 cancers


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GRAIL, a Silicon Valley startup, created the Galleri test, which can screen for more than 50 cancers by looking at blood for DNA shed by cancer tumors. If it sees that DNA, then it predicts where the cancer is. A positive result isn't always accurate, but researchers at the National Cancer Institute say study results so far could potentially revolutionize cancer screening, and they're designing bigger studies. Dec. 16, 2021


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charger 383
Professor Quiet
1  charger 383    5 months ago

This is a good thing

 
 
 
Sunshine
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1.1  Sunshine  replied to  charger 383 @1    5 months ago

Very good.  Early detection save lives!

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
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2  seeder  Perrie Halpern R.A.    5 months ago

This could be a real game changer, especially for those who have cancer in their families. Also, cancer increases with age, so this could help extend lives that never would have lived as long. 

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
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2.1  Trout Giggles  replied to  Perrie Halpern R.A. @2    5 months ago

This would be great if I didn't have to go thru a colonoscopy prep every 3-5 years

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
Professor Principal
2.1.1  seeder  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  Trout Giggles @2.1    5 months ago

Wow, that blows. It's the prep that sucks.

Or you could be me and get scoped through the other exit gate every 6 months. The upside is that I don't need a prep.

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
Professor Principal
2.1.2  Trout Giggles  replied to  Perrie Halpern R.A. @2.1.1    5 months ago

Do you have acid reflux disease? I've had an endoscopy a few times. I've been getting colonoscopies for the last 21 years because of family history

 
 
 
evilgenius
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3  evilgenius    5 months ago

Isn't this what Therinos promised? 

 
 
 
Kavika
Professor Principal
3.1  Kavika   replied to  evilgenius @3    5 months ago

Let's hope this isn't the con job that Therinos sold.

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
Professor Principal
3.1.1  seeder  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  Kavika @3.1    5 months ago
Therinos

I don't think that is the case here.

 
 
 
Kathleen
Professor Principal
4  Kathleen    5 months ago

I have had 4 colonoscopies so far. I have to have one every 5 years, I lost my mom from colon caner. I admit the prep is not fun, but it is well worth it. That is the only test that can give you the best results. I feel, a piece of mind in priceless.  The actual procedure is a breeze, you sleep through it.

Don't be afraid to get one, it really isn't that bad... 

This new blood test sounds real promising.

 
 
 
shona1
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4.1  shona1  replied to  Kathleen @4    5 months ago

Morning Kathleen...had a colonoscopy last month...not had one before...yes the goop was a bit hard to swallow but it was all worth it. Normally here the average wait for a colonoscopy is 3 to 6 Months.

I was told Friday had it on you the following Wednesday...all free and no dramas and all good...think my professor got up the specialist literally as she had asked for it to be done and he hadn't.

She knew my gastroenterologist and said when I want something done, it will be done...you don't mess with the professor it seems...

 
 
 
Split Personality
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5  Split Personality    5 months ago

I hope it does better than this breakthrough.

Dogs Can Detect Early Colorectal Cancer (webmd.com)

 
 
 
al Jizzerror
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5.1  al Jizzerror  replied to  Split Personality @5    5 months ago
Dogs Can Detect Early Colorectal Cancer (webmd.com)

I'm pretty sure dogs can detect people who have prepped for a  colonoscopy.

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* I wanted to use this shitty gif again.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
Professor Expert
5.1.1  Raven Wing  replied to  al Jizzerror @5.1    5 months ago

Yeppers......that's just what if feels like. Mine was not 'quite' like that really, but, that is how it felt. 

 
 

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