Checking for disease when there are no symptoms.

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Screening, in general, is the investigation of a great number of something ( ...
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Ovarian Cancer Screening
... Screening is looking for cancer before a person has any symptoms. This can help find cancer at an early stage. When abnormal tissue or cancer is found early, it may be easier to treat. By the time sym...
Source: National Cancer Institute

Cancer Screening Overview
... The PDQ cancer information summaries are reviewed regularly and updated as new information becomes available. This section describes the latest changes made to this summary as of the date above.Improv...
Source: National Cancer Institute

   

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  • Breast Cancer Treatment
    ... In inflammatory breast cancer, the breast looks red and swollen and feels warm. The redness and warmth occur because the cancer cells block the lymph vessels in the skin. The skin of the breast may al...
  • Cervical Cancer Screening
    ... The uterine cervix is the lower, narrow part of the uterus (womb) that connects the uterus with the vagina. It is part of the female reproductive system. The PDQ cancer information summaries are revie...
  • Colorectal Cancer Screening
    ... Screening is looking for cancer before a person has any symptoms. This can help find cancer at an early stage. When abnormal tissue or cancer is found early, it may be easier to treat. By the time sym...
  • Improving Methods for Breast Cancer Detection and Diagnosis
    ... The National Cancer Institute (NCI) is funding numerous research projects to improve conventional mammography (an x-ray technique to visualize the internal structure of the breast) and develop other i...
  • Mammograms
    ... A mammogram is a test that is done to look for any abnormalities, or problems, with a woman's breasts. The test uses a special x-ray machine to take pictures of both breasts. The results are recor...
  • Ovarian Cancer Screening
    ... Screening is looking for cancer before a person has any symptoms. This can help find cancer at an early stage. When abnormal tissue or cancer is found early, it may be easier to treat. By the time sym...
  • Screening Mammograms: Questions and Answers
    ... What is a screening mammogram? A screening mammogram is an x-ray of the breast used to detect breast changes in women who have no signs or symptoms of breast cancer. It usually involves two x-rays of ...
  • The Pap Test: Questions and Answers
    ... What is a Pap test? The Pap test (sometimes called a Pap smear) is a way to examine cells collected from the cervix (the lower, narrow end of the uterus). The main purpose of the Pap test is to find a...

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