cancer screening test

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cancer screening test

Any measurable clinical or lab parameter which is used to detect early malignancy. While these tests are relatively nonspecific, they are highly sensitive and detect many persons who are "abnormal" for the parameter being measured.
 
Examples
Occult blood in stool to detect colorectal cancer, mammography to detect microcalcifications and densities for breast cancer, serum PSA to detect prostate cancer.

cancer screening test

Cancer screen A measurable clinical or lab parameter used to detect early malignancy; although these tests are relatively nonspecific, they are highly sensitive, and detect many persons who are 'abnormal' for the parameter being measured Examples Occult blood in stool–colorectal CA; mammography–to detect microcalcifications and densities for breast CA. See Cancer screening, Cancer screening guideline.
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