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Researchers say new blood test can spot more than 50 types of cancer — many hard to detect early

Gloved hand of scientist picking up a test tube

The sooner most cancers are discovered, the better the odds they can be successfully treated.

Mayo Clinic participated in research on a test that can detect more than 50 cancers, CBS Minnesota reports.

“My dad, he was a healthy guy. He didn’t have any known risk factors for cancer,” Dr. Julia Feygin said. Feygin lost her 40-year-old father to pancreatic cancer when she was 13. Diagnosed at stage three, he lived for nine more months.

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