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What are the helpful screening tests?

Cancer screening aims to detect cancer before symptoms appear. This may involve blood tests, urine tests, other tests, or medical imaging. Screening is highly advised for people with a family history of cancer as they have higher risk of developing cancer. The benefits of screening include early detection and subsequent treatment thereby resulting in better outcome. To bring about better awareness amongst women for breast cancer, Madat Trust offers discounted mammography at various centres in India. Downloadable discount forms can be printed and presented at various diagnostic centres. Other screening tests like PAP smear, faecal occult blood test, colonoscopy, sigmoidoscopy and PSA tests should be done periodically for early diagnosis and treatment.