28. Screening Tests
True or false: Cancer screening tests can detect only cancer.
False. Most screening tests can detect pre-cancerous lesions, which can then be removed to prevent cancer from developing. If cancer is found, a screening test may find it at an early stage, typically making it easier to treat. Cancer screening tests are designed for specific cancers, but there aren’t good tests for every type of cancer, so prevention and risk reduction are still important.
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