Early detection is one of the best weapons we have against cancer. Usually when a patient already has symptoms, the cancer has spread (metastasized). This makes curing it more difficult with the treatments offered today.
Some types of cancer can be found before they cause symptoms. Checking for cancer (or for conditions that may lead to cancer) in people who have no symptoms is called screening. Screening can help doctors find and treat some types of cancer early. Generally, cancer treatment is more effective when the disease is found early. However, not all types of cancer have screening tests and some tests are only for people with specific genetic risks.
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