Can Blood Test Detect Cervical Cancer?

Q:

Can I use blood test to detect cervical cancer? If the answer is yes, is it accurate?

A:

Though haven’t been used in standard medical diagnosis, blood test can detect cervical cancer in laboratory. In a study conducted in University of Louisville in Kentucky, US, researchers found that the heat profile from a person’s blood, which is also called a plasma thermogram, can tell if a person has cervical cancer or not. It even can tell the stage of the cancer.

Researchers explained that the plasma thermogram profiles are different between healthy people and women with cervical cancer. They did the diagnosis according to the shape of the heat profile instead of the actual melting temperature of the thermogram.

However, if you plan to do the detection in a hospital. It won’t work, for the technology hasn’t been used in practices.

 

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