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Finding cancer early can help make it easier to treat, and screenings can find cancer before you even notice symptoms. Ask your primary care doctor which of these screening tests may be right for you:
If a cancer screening test shows something unusual, or you experience symptoms of cancer, your primary care doctor may use one or more of these tests to diagnose the disease:
If your test shows you have cancer, your primary care doctor will refer you to a cancer doctor called an oncologist. Your oncologist will talk with you about your treatment options and work with you to develop a personalized care plan.
If you have a family history of cancer, genetic testing and counseling can show if you're at risk of developing the disease or passing it on to your children.