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Stomach cancer can be found through urine tests: report

Stomach cancer can be found through urine tests: report

Beijing : Stomach cancer can be found through urine, avoiding painful tests, according to a new study by a Chinese hospital.

This has significance in treating stomach cancer as the disease may now be detected at an early stage, state-run China Daily reported.

A study team from Shanghai’s Rui Jin Hospital has found that the tumour marker for stomach cancer can be tested through urine.

The research findings, formulated by a team led by Professor Zhu Zhenggang and Yu Yingyan, from the Shanghai Research Institute of Digestive Surgery, was published in the international academic journal “Oncotarget”.

It could mean more to Chinese people, because many miss the best chance for an operation, when cancer is diagnosed in its mid or terminal stage because of their fear of the gastroscope test.

The team is reportedly now working on clinical application.

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Supriya Kashyap Joined Medical Dialogue as Reporter in 2015 . she covers all the medical specialty news in different medical categories. She also covers the Medical guidelines, Medical Journals, rare medical surgeries as well as all the updates in medical filed. She is a graduate from Delhi University. She can be contacted at Contact no. 011-43720751
Source: PTI

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