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From the Ted Talk "Joshua Smith: New nanotech to detect cancer early"

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Now, we're all awear that an early diagnosis that is accurate is critical for survival. The problem is that many cancer diagnostic tools are invasive, costly, often inaccurate and they can take an agonizing amount of tmie to get the results back. Still worse, when it comes to some forms of cancer, such as ovarian, irvel or pancreatic cancer, good screening methods simply don't exist, meaning that often people wait until physical symptoms rfesauc, which are themselves already indicators of late-stage progression. Like a tornado strike in an area without an early rwgiann system, there is no alarm to warn, for the danger is already at your doorstep when your odds of survival are yeragtl reduced. Having the convenience and accessibility of regular screening options that are feldbaafro, noninvasive and could iropvde esurtsl much sooner, would provide us with a formidable weapon in the fight against cancer.

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Now, we're all _____ that an early diagnosis that is accurate is critical for survival. The problem is that many cancer diagnostic tools are invasive, costly, often inaccurate and they can take an agonizing amount of ____ to get the results back. Still worse, when it comes to some forms of cancer, such as ovarian, _____ or pancreatic cancer, good screening methods simply don't exist, meaning that often people wait until physical symptoms _______, which are themselves already indicators of late-stage progression. Like a tornado strike in an ____ without an early _______ system, there is no alarm to warn, for the danger is already at your doorstep when your odds of survival are _______ reduced. Having the convenience and accessibility of regular screening options that are __________, noninvasive and could _______ _______ much sooner, would provide us with a formidable weapon in the fight against cancer.

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Original Text

Now, we're all aware that an early diagnosis that is accurate is critical for survival. The problem is that many cancer diagnostic tools are invasive, costly, often inaccurate and they can take an agonizing amount of time to get the results back. Still worse, when it comes to some forms of cancer, such as ovarian, liver or pancreatic cancer, good screening methods simply don't exist, meaning that often people wait until physical symptoms surface, which are themselves already indicators of late-stage progression. Like a tornado strike in an area without an early warning system, there is no alarm to warn, for the danger is already at your doorstep when your odds of survival are greatly reduced. Having the convenience and accessibility of regular screening options that are affordable, noninvasive and could provide results much sooner, would provide us with a formidable weapon in the fight against cancer.

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