Archives: December 2019

  • A New Blood Test Uses Antibodies to Detect Breast Cancer Early

    December 25, 2019
    Cancerous cells have DNA mutations that produce antigens (tumor-associated antigens). When the immune system recognizes the foreign proteins, it makes autoantibodies that work against them. These autoantibodies can detect the presence of breast cancer in the blood. Scientists have come up with a simple blood test that can be used to measure antibodies against antigens in order to identify...read more
  • 4 Early Symptoms of Lung Cancer and How They Can Be Treated

    December 15, 2019
    Lung cancer is caused by many factors such as smoking, exposure to asbestos or radon gas, air pollution, and many more. Non-small cell lung cancer (NNSCLC) is the most common type of lung cancer, followed by small-cell lung cancer (SCLC) and adenocarcinoma in situ, respectively. If detected early, tumors can be removed surgically in a process known as lobectomy. Large-cell...read more

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