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Turns out the pap smear - a routine test women undergo each year or two to screen for cervical disease - could help screen for other types of disease as well, a new study said. A new test takes the same fluid swab from the cervix and tests it for the presence of certain disease-specific mutations. The scientists were hoping to catch cases of ovarian and endometrial disease - two common and deadly diseases which, until now, were not able to be screened for routinely. In the pilot study, the test was able to accurately detect each of 24 endometrial diseases, a 100 per cent success rate, according to results published on Wednesday in the US journal Science Translational Medicine. And in no cases were healthy women in the control group mis-identified as having disease during the study. The scientists cautioned that the process must be tested on a much larger scale before being made available to the public. But if their findings hold up, the test could be a powerful tool in fighting these two diseases of the ovaries and the uterus lining. Source:


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