A cancer-detecting gum could be coming soon
By Sean Dowling, Buzz60
As it turns out, gum could save your life!
A new cancer-detecting gum is being developed by a company called Volatile Analysis in Alabama. When a person chews the gum, volatile organic compounds are absorbed in their saliva. Those compounds are then analyzed.
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Certain chemicals are produced in the body that are unique to each type of cancer. Based on the compounds in your gum, scientists can tell which type of cancer a person has.
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Early detection is paramount to survival and breath samples, urine tests and cancer-detecting dogs don't work effectively. However, gum is durable and can hold up to testing.
It's still in the development stage, but the company hopes to offer it to doctors and patients next year.
And yes, it will taste like candy.
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