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Cancer Screenings

What is cancer screening? How beneficial is it in terms of cancer risk? Does it help in cancer prevention?

Cancer screening is tests that allow doctors to detect certain types of cancer even if you have no symptoms or symptoms. In addition, in these scans, it is possible to detect areas defined as 'pre-cancerous' and likely to turn into cancer in the future. The aim of all these screenings is to detect both precancerous lesions and cancers as early as possible and to get the best response with treatment solutions.

There are various cancer screening tests. The age at which screening will be performed is one of the most important factors. Likewise, the type of cancer to be screened is another valuable point. Different cancers tend to occur at different stages of a person's life.

Why should we have cancer screening?
Treating certain types of cancer early offers a long life. Early recognition of cell types that have the ability to transform into cancer also increases the chance of using treatments for this and getting a response.

Should everyone have the same cancer screening?
No, not everyone will have the same screening, and everyone should have a different screening age. For example, a person with a family history of cancer should start screening for cancer at an earlier age. It is also necessary to repeat these screening tests in certain periods.

Does an abnormal screening test result mean I have cancer?
Usually no. An abnormal test result indicates that you may have cancer or have a precancerous area. It doesn't necessarily mean you have cancer. If you have an abnormal test result, your doctor will do some detailed tests to find out what the problem is.

Which cancers are screened for?

  • Breast cancer
  • Colon cancer
  • Cervical cancer
  • Prostate cancer
  • Lung cancer
  • Ovarian cancer (Ovarian carcinoma)