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Cancer screening (Glossary Item)


Population-based cancer screening involves testing for signs of cancer in people who do not have any obvious symptoms of the disease. In Australia, there are currently three national screening programs, BreastScreen Australia, National Cervical Cancer Screening Program (NCSP) and the National Bowel Screening Program (NBCSP).


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