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Beware fake cancer test results

The popular cancer marker blood tests used to screen for cancer do not always accurately indicate the presence of the disease

Fake news can lead to panic.

In September last year, Singapore formed a parliamentary select committee to make recommendations on tackling the issue of fake news and the potential chaos in society that intentional falsehoods may trigger.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 01, 2019, with the headline 'Beware fake cancer test results'. Print Edition | Subscribe