Doctors have learned to detect cancer five years before its active phase
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In the course of research, doctors revealed that the presence of the KIM-1 protein in the blood can indicate a predisposition to developing cancer in about five years before his transition to the active phase.
Work has been done in the field of kidney cancer research, but presumably a similar mechanism work may be applicable and for others oncological diseases. The patient develops time, to prevent or detect disease at the earliest stage.
For medicine, such a discovery is an important. Kidney Cancer Research Practice shows, that early detection of the disease increases the survival rate among patients by up to 90%. Cancer treatment options in advanced stages are much lower.
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text: Evgeniya Likhodey, a photo: google.ru/maps