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A $5 Test Detects Colon Cancer Before Symptoms Appear

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Researchers at the University of Exeter have found that their new colorectal cancer diagnostic test effectively catches the early signs of the disease. The easy-to-use, cost-effective fecal immunochemical test, or FIT, costs around $5 and alerts to the presence of trace amounts of blood within the stool. The study was recently featured in the British Journal of Cancer.

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River D'Almeida, Ph.D

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