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Cancer Screening

Checking for cancer (or for abnormal cells that may become cancer) in people who have no symptoms is called screening. Several screening tests have been shown to detect cancer early and to reduce the chance of dying from that cancer.

  • Cancer Screening Overview (PDQ®)

    Cancer screening means looking for cancer before symptoms appear, when cancer may be easier to treat. Learn about different screening tests and the possible benefits and harms of using them.

  • Screening Tests

    Learn about tests that may be used to screen for cancer in people without symptoms of disease.

  • Screening Research

    Find research articles on cancer screening, which may include news stories, clinical trials, blog posts, and descriptions of active studies.