Types of Screening Tests
Information about cancer screening and the types of tests used to find cancer.
On this page:
A fact sheet that defines screening and diagnostic mammograms and outlines mammography screening guidelines. Discusses the benefits and some potential harms of screening mammograms.
- Find an FDA Certified Mammography Facility
Find an FDA certified mammography facility near where you live or work.
- Computed Tomography (CT) Scans and Cancer
A fact sheet that describes the CT scan procedure and technology and its uses in diagnosis, screening, and treatment.
- Understanding Laboratory Tests
A fact sheet that describes the role of screening and diagnostic laboratory tests. Includes a list of the common tests used in cancer medicine and a brief discussion of how to interpret test results.
- Pap and HPV Testing
A fact sheet that describes cervical cancer screening, which includes the Pap test and HPV testing. The fact sheet includes information about cervical cancer screening guidelines.
- Prostate-Specific Antigen (PSA) Test
A fact sheet that describes the PSA screening test for prostate cancer and explains the benefits and limitations of the test.
Other Testing Information
- Understanding Cancer Series: Gene Testing
This tutorial illustrates what genes are, explains how mutations occur and are identified within genes, and discusses the benefits of gene testing for cancer and other disorders.
- What You Need To Know About Cancer Index
Learn the symptoms of cancer - and symptoms of many cancer types - by viewing the online booklets listed here.