Cervical cancer breakthrough as scientists discover a test that heats the blood could diagnose the disease [and other diseases like Lyme Disease]
By EMMA INNES
PUBLISHED: 22:44 GMT, 8 January 2014
…”The experimental technology has already been used to identify lung, skin, ovarian, and womb cancers as well as other diseases including lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, Lyme disease and motor neurone disease”.
Heating a patient’s blood could provide a simple new test for cervical cancer, say researchers.
The plasma thermogram technique obtains a ‘heatprint’ signature based on the melting temperature of different proteins in the blood.
Studies show it could potentially offer a non-invasive method of showing whether a woman has cervical cancer, and how far the disease has progressed.