Cancer screening involves doing tests to detect cancer at early stage (sometimes even before signs and symptoms develop). Detecting cancer at early stage may have a better treatment outcome and 5-year survival rate. Regular cancer screenings are encouraged to reduce your cancer risk especially if you have a cancer gene or a family history of certain types of cancer.
Types of Screening Tests
Screening tests are cancer-specific. These are some examples of screening tests for each type of cancer
- PAP smear / test
- Human Papillomavirus (HPV) test
- Faecal occult blood test (FOBT)
- Low-dose Computed Tomography (CT) scan
- Positron Emission Tomography (PET) scan
- Digital rectal examination (DRE)
- Prostate-Specific Antigen (PSA) blood test
Discuss with your doctor about your screening plan
based on your cancer risk factors
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