Cancer screening involves testing apparently healthy people for signs of the disease. It can detect cancers at an early stage and in some cases, even prevent cancers from developing in the first place.
Screening is however not perfect as whilst it can detect some cancers (detection rate) it can miss others and it may misleadingly indicate an increased risk of cancer (false positive rate) which may lead to unnecessary further testing and treatments.
It is therefore important to discuss your personal risks for cancer your views on the risks and benefits of screening and where it might lead.
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