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Breath test spots bowel cancer

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Scientists say they have developed a breath-test that can accurately tell if a person has bowel cancer. The test, which looks for exhaled chemicals linked to tumour activity, was able to identify a majority of patients with the disease. The British Journal of Surgery reported an overall accuracy of 76%.

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