Blood, Saliva Tests May Help ID Head and Neck Cancers Early

Blood, Saliva Tests May Help ID Head and Neck Cancers Early

This sort of research has been going on for years with various tumors and tumor products and frequently it has been difficult to show that finding the tumor cell or cancer cell product when no tumor was apparent anywhere often  was either not the case or did not make an overall difference in various measures such as diagnostic evaluation, prognoses, treatment recommendations, remission rates or response rates or cures . However , that is NOT true for all cancers all of the time DR RYAN

Study shows potential for noninvasive tumor detection

HealthDay

 Scientists report they’ve detected DNA from head and neck cancer tumors in patients’ blood and saliva samples, a development that potentially could ( not definitively) lead to early diagnosis of these malignancies. The finding was published in the June 24 issue of Science Translational Medicine.

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