Cancer screening 

Cancer screening is the regular use of certain examinations or tests which make it possible to identify cancer at an early stage (when there are no symptoms) when treatment is most likely to be effective.
 
There are national cancer screening programmes for breast, cervical and bowel cancer.

There is no national screening programme for prostate cancer

Further information


To find out more click on the cancer pages on the left or visit the NHS Choices cancer screening pages.