Population-based screening is an organised, systematic and integrated process of testing for signs of cancer or pre-cancerous conditions in populations without obvious symptoms. Programs target specific populations and/or age groups where evidence shows screening to be most effective.
More reports and statistics on cancer screening can be found under Cancer.
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14 Sep 2018
There were around 13,000 more screening mammograms performed In September 2020 than in September 2018
Cancers detected by screening have better outcomes; but effects of delayed screening will not be known for some time
Screen-detected bowel cancers less likely to cause death than bowel cancers diagnosed in people never invited to screen
Screen-detected breast cancers less likely to cause death than breast cancers diagnosed in never-screened women
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