Cancer Screening

stethoscope with heartCancer screening means checking for cancer (or for abnormal cells that could become cancer) in people who have no symptoms. Several screening tests have been shown to find cancer early and can help lower the risk of dying from that cancer. On this page, you can learn about cancer screening in general, and what to expect with cancer-specific screenings. You can also find locations for where to get screened for certain cancers.

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Resources selected by Terri Ottosen, Health Sciences Library, UNC-Chapel Hill
Last reviewed January 23, 2024

Last updated January 23, 2024 at 5:27 pm