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The Risks Of That New $949 Cancer Screening Test

It can find lung, breast, ovarian, and other cancers — but some doctors are worried

1965 Crusade Against Cancer stamp / Smithsonian via Wikimedia Commons

About three-quarters of the people who die of cancer had forms of the disease not found by standard tests, so you might think it’s only good that a new blood test promises to find 20+ types of them.

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Janice Harayda

Janice Harayda

Critic, novelist, award-winning journalist. Former book columnist for Glamour and book editor of The Plain Dealer.