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September 15, 2010

Studying Calcium Deposits Can Reveal Breast Cancer

A study published in the British Journal of Cancer has found a direct link between the composition of calcium deposits in breasts and the malignancy of breast cancer tumours. Researchers used infrared light to study the chemical make-up of 236 calcium deposits in 110 patients.

By cms admin

A study published in the British Journal of Cancer has found a direct link between the composition of calcium deposits in breasts and the malignancy of breast cancer tumours.

Researchers used infrared light to study the chemical make-up of 236 calcium deposits in 110 patients.

They found that levels of carbonate in calcium deposits were likely to be high in of benign tissue, but low if the tissue was malignant.

The findings could help in the development of non-invasive calcium deposit test for detecting the breast cancer, according to the researchers.

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