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Cancer detection blood test

A simple blood test that could detect cancers up to five years earlier than conventional screening is to be tested in Scotland.

Smokers will be checked for high levels of antibodies in their blood that can be a sign of developing lung cancers.

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New lung cancer test 'should cut deaths'

An independent firm of health economists in the US, where the test has been available for two years, say that it should be highly cost effective and reduce lung cancer mortality.

Survival rates in the UK have remained very poor for decades, with only 7% of sufferers surviving for five years.

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