Medical tests can detect, diagnose or assess your risk of developing a medical condition. The results can help you and your doctor decide on treatment. Screening tests can provide early warning of health risks.
Topic: Screening programs
A breast x-ray or mammogram every two years is recommended for women aged 50 to 69
The aim of cancer screening is to find cancer in its early stages.
A predisposition to certain cancers can be inherited via altered genes.
Maternal serum screening can indicate increased risk of abnormalities in the unborn child, but is not a diagnosis.
Every newborn baby in Australia is offered a newborn screening test to identify those at risk of rare, but serious, medical conditions.