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Screening

Find out why there is no screening programme for nasal and paranasal sinus cancers.

A screening test for cancer must be reliable. It mustn't give results that make it look as though someone has cancer when they don't (false positive results). If there is no such screening test, it isn’t possible to screen large numbers of people for that type of cancer.

There is no national screening programme in the UK for nasal cavity and paranasal sinus cancers. These cancers are rare in the UK.

It would cost a lot of money to screen everyone for a disease that only a very small number of people get. Any screening test would need to be simple and cheap to perform.

With uncommon diseases, it is most cost effective to screen people who are thought to be at a higher risk. First, we need to be able to identify those at higher risk.

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