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Screening

Screening means testing people for early stages of an illness before they have any symptoms. There is no UK screening programme for mesothelioma.

What screening is

Screening means testing people for early stages of an illness before they have any symptoms. For screening to be useful the tests:

  • must be reliable at picking up the illness
  • must be simple and quick
  • overall must do more good than harm to people taking part

Screening for mesothelioma

There is currently no reliable screening test for mesothelioma.

At the moment it can be difficult to diagnose mesothelioma. The usual tests for lung diseases often appear to be negative.

Information and help

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