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Flashcards in Screening Deck (5):
1

What do we screen for?

Screen for breast, bowel + cervical 

2

Cervical screening how often, for what age groups + how is it done?

25-49 (every 3 years) 50-64 (every 5 years)

Rotate 5 times clockwise direction in cervical os 

3

What is a lead time bias?

Having screening in place means that diagnosis occurs earlier than if no screening. The difference in time between diagnoses is the lead time

4

What is the screening for breast cancer - how often, what age group + what is it?

Mammography to women between 50-70 y/o every 3 years

5

What is the screening for bowel cancer - how often, what age group + what is offered?

Faecal occult blood every 2 years from 60-69 y/o - it is being extended to 74