The Galleri Test is an emerging medical device that may soon become a valuable addition to our understanding and treatment of cancer. The test can detect over 50 different types of cancer using a single blood sample.
The Galleri website states that the test has to be ordered by a healthcare provider, and can ready results in about two weeks! The test looks for signals in the blood that may be associated with cancer.
Dr. Thom Lobe, medical director of Regeneveda Chicago, said cancers can present a certain type of DNA that can be found in people’s blood. “It’s like the fingerprint of Cancer in your bloodstream,” Lobe said.
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