Glossary Term:

Title

asymptomatic

Phonetic

<b>a</b>-simp-tuh-<b>MAT</b>-ik

Description

not having any symptoms of a disease. Many cancers can develop and grow without causing symptoms, especially in the early stages. Screening tests such as mammograms and colonoscopies help find these early cancers before symptoms start, when the chances for cure are usually highest. See also screening.