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Exploring Advances in Breast Cancer Research: Blood Marker Tests

Advances in breast cancer detection and treatment have come a long way, and promising new technologies are on the horizon. One of these advances is in liquid biopsies, or blood tests.

According to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, blood tests have many positive benefits compared to other methods of detecting and treating breast cancer. Blood tests are non-invasive and quick, which could lead to faster diagnosis and an earlier start to treatments. There are certain markers that doctors look for when determining if a cancer has spread, whether an individual is responding to treatment or if cancer has recurred. These tests are not perfect, however, so it is important to discuss your options with your doctor. According to Breastcancer.org, blood tests are expensive and not completely accurate. Receiving a negative blood marker test result does not always mean you are in the clear.

To learn more about blood tests and other advances in breast cancer research, visit the Breast Cancer Research Foundation or Breastcancer.org.

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