Researchers Work To Develop Simple Test To Detect Lung Cancer

Posted on: 6:36 pm, June 20, 2012, by

ST. LOUIS , MO (KTVI) – Researchers are developing a simple test for lung cancer and all you have to do is breath into a tube.    

Lung cancer is one of the deadliest cancers.  But researchers at National Jewish Health in Denver may have found a way to detect the illness using only your breath.

All you have to do is breathe in and out of a hose attached to a special computer for 5 minutes.  The goal is to find certain patterns of chemicals that will say if you’re at a high risk for developing cancer.

The study will take a number of years to complete.