Screening for cancer aims to either detect cancer at a very early stage (when treatment may be more effective), or detect changes in cells which, if left untreated, might become cancerous later.
In Australia, national screening is available for cancers of the bowel, breast and cervix.
National Screening Information
Our sections on bowel screening breast screening and cervical screening provide more specific information.
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