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Cancer Screening and Detection

Screening is the examination or testing done to find early stages of cancer development, even in people with no symptoms. Screening is advised by physician to the persons who are more likely to get certain types of cancer due to their genes, surroundings or due to things they do.

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Screening is the process to check cancer or conditions that may become cancer in people with no symptoms. Screening facilitates the doctor to find and treat several types of cancer early. Early detection can better control the spread of cancer and it can prove to be easier to treat. There are several screening tests that can detect cancer early and reduce the chance of dying from that cancer. Each type of cancer has its own screening tests and include the following:
Breast Cancer
Clinical breast examination
Breast self-examination
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
Cervical Cancer
Pap test
Human papillomavirus (HPV) testing
Colo-rectal Cancer
Fecal occult blood test (FOBT)
Double contrast barium enema
Stool DNA tests
Head and Neck Cancers
General health screening examination
Lung Cancer
Low-dose helical or spiral computed tomography (CT) scan
Prostate Cancer
Digital rectal examination (DRE)
Prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test
Skin Cancer
Complete skin examination
Skin self-examination