Oncology & Cancer

Lung cancer screening found to prolong lives in real-world study

Among US veterans diagnosed with lung cancer through the Veterans Health Administration health care system, those who underwent screening before diagnosis were more likely to be diagnosed with earlier stage disease and had ...

Oncology & Cancer

New test detects more cases of cervical cancer

Researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden and the University of Innsbruck in Austria have developed a simpler and more effective screening method for cervical cancer than the method used today. The comprehensive study ...

Oncology & Cancer

HPV-based screening can help eliminate cervical cancer

Implementing human papillomavirus (HPV)-based screening in British Columbia could eliminate cervical cancer in the province before 2040, according to a modeling study in the Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ).

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Cancer screening

Cancer screening occurs for many type of cancer including breast, prostate, lung, and colorectal cancer. Cancer screening is an attempt to detect unsuspected cancers in an asymptomatic population. Screening tests suitable for large numbers of healthy people must be relatively affordable, safe, noninvasive procedures with acceptably low rates of false positive results.[citation needed]If signs of cancer are detected, more definitive and invasive follow up tests are performed to confirm the diagnosis.

Screening for cancer can lead to earlier diagnosis in specific cases. Early diagnosis may lead to extended life, but may also falsely prolong the lead time to death through lead time bias or length time bias.[citation needed]

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