Cancer awareness

4. Cancer screening

Early diagnosis of cancer can save lives. When cancer is diagnosed at an early stage, treatment is often more likely to be successful.

Cancer screening tests can help detect the disease before symptoms have a chance to develop, and some can prevent cancer too.

In the UK, we have 3 national cancer screening programmes:

  • breast
  • cervical
  • bowel

You need to be registered with a GP to be invited for cancer screening.

You can find out more about cancer screening programmes on the Healthy Stockport website.