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Glossary: cancer screening, Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota

cancer screening

(KAN-ser SKREE-ning)

Clinical testing designed to identify the presence of a specific cancer in an asymptomatic individual or population thought to be at risk of that specific cancer. The intent is to find cancers at the earliest possible stage in their development, in order to improve the chances for disease cure.

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