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screening

the search for disease, such as cancer, in people who do not have any symptoms. For example, screening tests for colon cancer include colonoscopy and the fecal occult blood test. Some of the same tests used for screening may also be used as diagnostic tests, which look for cancer in a person after there is some sign of a problem. For instance, a colonoscopy would be a diagnostic test if it was used in a person who had blood in the stool or symptoms of a blockage. See also colon, colonoscopy, fecal occult blood test.

Cancer Screening Tests

... men should no longer receive a PSA blood test to screen for prostate ... Prostate
cancer screening became common in the US in the early 1990s and ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/news/expertvoices/category/cancer-screening-tests.aspx

Screening

... The American Cancer Society. Screening (95 posts) RSS. ... The Haunting
Memories When Screening Doesn't Work. by Dr. Len March 27, 2014 ...

http://www.cancer.org/aboutus/drlensblog/category/screening.aspx

Cancer Screening Guidelines

... Stay Healthy » Find Cancer Early » Cancer Screening Guidelines. Share
this Page. Close. ... Cancer Screening Guidelines. ...

http://www.cancer.org/healthy/findcancerearly/cancerscreeningguidelines/index

Breast Cancer Screening with 3-D Technology Finds More ...

... Text Size. News » Filed under: Breast Cancer, Prevention/Early Detection.
Breast Cancer Screening with 3-D Technology Finds More Cancers. ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/news/news/breast-cancer-screening-with-3-d-technology-finds-more-cancers

American Cancer Society Guidelines for the Early Detection of ...

... Some people should be screened using a different ... does not recommend tests
to screen for lung ... the ACS does have screening guidelines for ...

http://www.cancer.org/healthy/findcancerearly/cancerscreeningguidelines/american-cancer-society-guidelines-for-the-early-detection-of-cancer

Importance of colorectal cancer screening

... Several tests are used to screen for colorectal ... with their doctor about starting
screening when they ... younger and/or getting screened more frequently ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/colonandrectumcancer/moreinformation/colonandrectumcancerearlydetection/colorectal-cancer-early-detection-importance-of-crc-screening

Colorectal cancer screening tests

... Screening is the process of looking for cancer in people who have no symptoms
of the disease. Several different tests can be used to screen for ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/colonandrectumcancer/moreinformation/colonandrectumcancerearlydetection/colorectal-cancer-early-detection-screening-tests-used

History of cancer screening and early detection | American ...

... Surgery. History of cancer screening and early detection. ... symptoms. The first
screening test to be widely used for cancer was the Pap test. ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/cancerbasics/thehistoryofcancer/the-history-of-cancer-cancer-screening-and-early-detection

Colorectal cancer screening – state and federal coverage ...

... believes that all people should benefit from cancer screenings, without regard
to ... access to and coverage of early detection screening for cancer. ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/colonandrectumcancer/moreinformation/colonandrectumcancerearlydetection/colorectal-cancer-early-detection-screening-coverage-laws

Why We Screen for Some Cancers and Not Others

... cervical cancer may need to be screened more often ... Most people should begin
regular colon screening at age ... tests can be used to screen for colon ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/news/features/why-we-screen-for-some-cancers-and-not-others