Research Now Reveals a Potential Solution for Detecting Cancer Within Seconds

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( — January 7, 2019) Orlando, FL — Cancer is undeniably fatal, and is extremely prevalent worldwide. The good news is that more and more scientists are performing studies to help reduce its prevalence.

The University of Texas at Austin researchers developed the MasSpec Pen.

This pen features its ability to identify cancerous tissue in real time during a surgery.

According to Marta Sans, the MasSpec Pen is a handheld device coupled to a mass spectrometer that can diagnose cancer during surgery in twenty seconds.

Sans is a graduate research assistant for the Livia Eberlin Research Group.

The pen utilizes touch to make a diagnoses, and it needs to be placed over tissue. For many doctors, this technology is groundbreaking.

It is worth mentioning that identifying cancerous tissue from normal tissue during surgery is sometimes hard. Further, it is also time consuming to wait for results from pathologists.

Dr Leonard Lichtenfeld, Deputy Chief Medical Officer for the American Cancer Society, said the doctor may take it out, may have to send it to the pathologist for a frozen section. Meanwhile, everyone’s waiting for a report from the pathologist to see if the margin’s clear.

Scientists analyzed 300 patient samples, and from there they were able to diagnose four types of cancers. Namely they are cancers in the ovary, thyroid, breast, and lungs. The diagnosis had more than 96 percent accuracy.

Cancer is a fatal condition that is best dealt with when prevented rather than medicated. There are natural ways found to be helpful in warding off this disease.

Scientists have been studying some natural ingredients like ashwagandha to determine how they ward off fatal conditions like cancer.

According to some researchers, ashwagandha has demonstrated its potential to fight cancer-related fatigue and even improve quality of life.

What makes it even more beneficial is that it is speculated to be a relatively safe and potent chemotherapeutic agent. It could even improve white blood cell (WBC) count and function.

It is worth mentioning these are often depleted during cancer chemotherapy treatment. Some investigators have also found that it was able to inhibit the growth as well as the cell migration of human breast cancer cells.

There have also been studies that found ashwagandha inhibited the growth of colon cancer by 98 percent.

It has further been found to have an amazing potential in fighting cancers affecting the stomach, prostate, lungs, kidney, and skin.

This natural remedy is popularly used nowadays through supplementation, such as the use of Divine Bounty Ashwagandha.


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