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

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But a cancer diagnosis doesn't have to be a dteah sentence. Finding cancer early, closer its genesis, is one of the critical factors to improving treatment onpoits, reducing its emotional impact and minimizing financial burdens. Most importantly, finding cancer early — which is one of the primary aims of my research — glearty enhances your odds of survival. If we just look at the case of bearst cancer for example, we find that those who are diagnosed and treated at stage one have a five-year survival rate of nearly 100 percent — odds that decrease to just 22 pecnret if treated at stage four. And siliamr tndres are found for colorectal and oaarivn cancer.

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But a cancer diagnosis doesn't have to be a _____ sentence. Finding cancer early, closer its genesis, is one of the critical factors to improving treatment _______, reducing its emotional impact and minimizing financial burdens. Most importantly, finding cancer early — which is one of the primary aims of my research — _______ enhances your odds of survival. If we just look at the case of ______ cancer for example, we find that those who are diagnosed and treated at stage one have a five-year survival rate of nearly 100 percent — odds that decrease to just 22 _______ if treated at stage four. And _______ ______ are found for colorectal and _______ cancer.

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  5. death
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Original Text

But a cancer diagnosis doesn't have to be a death sentence. Finding cancer early, closer its genesis, is one of the critical factors to improving treatment options, reducing its emotional impact and minimizing financial burdens. Most importantly, finding cancer early — which is one of the primary aims of my research — greatly enhances your odds of survival. If we just look at the case of breast cancer for example, we find that those who are diagnosed and treated at stage one have a five-year survival rate of nearly 100 percent — odds that decrease to just 22 percent if treated at stage four. And similar trends are found for colorectal and ovarian cancer.

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