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Koc Healthcare Institutions

Istanbul, Turkey
2 reviews
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Medical Park Gaziosmanpasa Hospital

Istanbul, Turkey
32 reviews
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Neolife Medical Center Romania

Bucharest, Romania
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Medical Park Antalya Hospital

Antalya, Turkey
11 reviews
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Kolan International Hospital

Istanbul, Turkey
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Medical Park Bahcelievler Hospital

Istanbul, Turkey
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Neolife Oncology Center

Istanbul, Turkey
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Raffles Hospital Singapore

SINGAPORE, Singapore
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Memorial Ankara Hospital

Ankara, Turkey
6 reviews
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Indraprastha Apollo Hospital

New Delhi, India
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Acibadem Maslak Hospital

Istanbul, Turkey
10 reviews
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Memorial Sisli Hospital

Istanbul, Turkey
30 reviews
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Kent Hospital

İzmir, Turkey
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Memorial Antalya Hospital

Antalya, Turkey
9 reviews
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Medipol Mega University Hospital

Istanbul, Turkey
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Cancer Screening

Cancer Screening is when individuals who have no symptoms are checking for cancer (or for unusual cells that may become cancer).

Screening may help doctors find and treat several sorts of cancer early, before they cause symptoms. Early detection is significant because when abnormal tissue or cancer is found early, it may be easier for the treatment. By the time symptoms appear, cancer may have begun to spread and it might be harder for the treatment.

Cancer Screening Candidates

Candidates of cancer screening are patients who has any risks of cancer such as: 

  • Family history of cancer
  • Personal history of cancer
  • Gene mutations
  • Development of blood cloths without any known reason
  • Contact to cancer-causing agents for instance tobacco smoke or workplace chemicals
  • Older age

Am I Suitable for Cancer Screening?

If the benefits of the screening outweigh the risks of it, the patient is suitable for cancer screening. 

Preparing for Cancer Screening

Your doctor will inform you if you need to follow a diet. But it might depend on the type of cancer screening which you will have.

How is Cancer Screening Performed?

There are different kinds of performing screening tests.

Physical exam and history: Checking body for signs of health, also checking for signs of diseases. Furthermore, checking if the patient lived any illnesses before.

Laboratory tests: Procedure that tests sample of tissue, blood, urine or other.

Imaging procedures: Pictures of the areas are made in this procedure.

Genetic tests: Certain gene changes which are linked to some sorts of cancer are looked for in these tests.

Cancer Screening Summary

Duration of Operation

Several hours

Number of Trips Abroad

1

Hospital Stay

Usually no need

Back to Work

Up to the case

Cancer Screening Risks and Complications

Some complications of cancer screening

  • False positive: Some occasions test results may show that you have cancer even though you don’t have.
  • False negative: Some occasions test results may show that you don’t have cancer even though you have.
  • Overdiagnosis: Sometimes tests can detect really slow growing cancers or some cancer cells which will die in the end just themselves. As a result the individual might undergo more procedures that might be harmful, stressful and expensive.

Cancer Screening Side Effects

Some side effects of cancer screening are mostly psychological effects, such as, getting worried because of false results over overdiagnosis.

Cancer Screening Success Rates

Cancer Screening might have false information but it depends on the type of screening.

Before and After Cancer Screening

Cancer Screening is a procedure which will give you information about your health status. So, after the procedure you need to take more procedures if you are detected as cancer. But if not, you can continue your healthy life.

Cancer Screening FAQ

- What is a good screening test?

A good cancer test is the one that has been certified in well conducted studies. 

- What is a bad screening test?

A test might detect cancer but has no benefit to the individual screened.

This content is written and reviewed by our medical content team in October, 2019.