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Cancer Screening: Overview

The goal of cancer screening is to identify cancers when they are small and easier to treat, which can increase the chances of survival. There are different types of cancer screening tests available, including imaging tests (such as mammograms or CT scans), blood tests, and tissue samples (such as Pap smears or colonoscopies). The frequency of cancer screening depends on various factors, including age, gender, family history, and personal medical history. False positive results can occur in cancer screening tests, which can lead to unnecessary follow-up procedures and anxiety. False negative results can also occur, which means that a cancer may be missed by a screening test.

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Dr. Senthil Kumar

M.S., MRCS (Edin), D.N.B (Gen Surgery) M. Ch, D.N.B., ( Surgical Oncology)

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The goal of cancer screening is to identify cancers when they are small and easier to treat, which can increase the chances of survival. There are different types of cancer screening tests available, including imaging tests (such as mammograms or CT scans), blood tests, and tissue samples (such as Pap smears or colonoscopies). The frequency of cancer screening depends on various factors, including age, gender, family history, and personal medical history. False positive results can occur in cancer screening tests, which can lead to unnecessary follow-up procedures and anxiety. False negative results can also occur, which means that a cancer may be missed by a screening test.