Goal: To Detect Cancer at its Earliest Stage
There are reliable and accepted early detection screenings for breast cancer, cervical cancer, colorectal cancer, lung cancer, and prostate cancer. These screenings are conducted in order to find precancerous and cancerous abnormalities prior to the onset of symptoms.
By following screening guidelines, cancer can be detected at the earliest stages, increasing available treatment options and survival rates and reducing mortality rates. Additionally, for colorectal, cervical and skin cancers, early detection screenings can find changes prior to cancer developing and prevent the potential progression to cancer.