Prostate Cancer Test May Soon Be Less Painful - HealthlineProstate Cancer Test May Soon Be Less Painful - Healthline

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Researchers have begun using a new diagnostic tool to detect prostate cancer in urine samples. This may eliminate the need for the current diagnostic tools which use painful probes or the prostate-specific antigen exam. They are hoping that in a decade this sort of diagnostic test will be the standard, and will help with diagnosing cancer as soon as possible.

The new test uses gas chromatography to identify volatile components of the urine. Due to the close proximity of the bladder and the prostate, the urine samples can be classified to highlight which patients have urological cancers.

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