- Cancer screening tests are aimed to detect cancer at early stage, even before signs and symptoms develop.
- Detecting cancer at early stage may have a better treatment outcome.
- Regular screenings are encouraged to reduce your cancer risk, especially the high risk population
- Ask your doctor about your screening plan based on your cancer risk factors.
Click here to learn more on cancer risk factors
Screening tests are cancer-specific. Below are some examples of screening tests for each cancer.
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Risk of cancer screening:
Although screening tests are crucial to detect cancer earlier, however, there are also some risks associated with it.
Undertake screening tests that are not necessary, of which can be invasive, costly and unnecessarily stressful and worrying.
Test results that show a person has cancer when it is not
Test results that show a person does not have cancer when it is.
Test results that found slow-growing cancer that would not have harmed during a person’s lifetime.
Learn more about cancer screening; call our cancer and health screening clinic at 03 – 2698 7351 or click (here)
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