Glossary Term:


cancer-related check-up



a routine health exam for cancer in people without signs or symptoms of cancer. The goal of the cancer-related check-up is to find the disease, if it exists, at an early stage, when chances for cure are greatest. Depending on the person’s sex and age, this check-up may include health counseling and exams for cancers of the thyroid, mouth, skin, lymph nodes, testicles, and ovaries. See also detection, screening.