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New Blood Test May Detect Melanoma In Early Stages

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New Blood Test May Detect Melanoma In Early Stages
In a new study, scientists used an experimental blood test to identify people who had early-stage melanoma with almost 80 percent accuracy.
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Researchers in Australia developed an experimental blood test that they say can detect melanoma in its early stages.

In a new study, scientists were able to identify people who had the aggressive form of skin cancer with almost 80 percent accuracy. They were also able to identify people who did not have it with 84 percent accuracy.

According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, even though melanoma is not the most common form of skin cancer, it still causes a majority of skin cancer deaths.

Researchers say if further trials are successful, the test could be distributed internationally in the next five years.

Additional reporting by Newsy affilitate CNN.