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Can scientists diagnose cancer by smell?

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Medical ResearchAnalyzing the chemical signature of a patient’s exhaled breath, scientists from Israel and China say they were able to diagnose stomach cancer.

Currently the test for stomach cancer is an endoscopy where a tube is inserted through the mouth and into the stomach.

This is a far easier option.

The nano-material sensors were 90-percent successful in distinguishing cancer from other stomach ailments.

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