Detection. Definition

Medical Definition: Detection

Checking for disease when no symptoms. Since screening may find diseases are at an early stage, may have a better chance of cure. A mammogram (breast), colonoscopy (colon), Pap smear (cervix), blood levels of PSA and digital rectal exam (prostate) are examples of cancer screening tests. The screening also includes checking whether a person may be at risk for an inherited disease through genetic testing.

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