Employees of Microsoft Research along with scientists from Columbia University have proven that to suspect pancreatic cancer is possible by search queries of man. Experts managed to identify about 15% of cancer cases solely on search queries people. On the received data, reports Firstpost.
First, the researchers chose a group of people who entered a search string information corresponding to diagnosis, for example, "I was told that I have pancreatic cancer what to expect". Further, the search queries of these people were studied for several months before detection of cancer.
As it turned out, many people faced with the diagnosis of anxiety symptoms and tried to find related information on the Internet. Among the main symptoms were "bloating", "dark urine", "black stools". Now experts are developing a system for remote detection of cancer. In the future this technique will help identify more cases of cancer in the early stages.