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Screening for Brain Tumors
The purpose of screening is early diagnosis and treatment. Screening tests are administered to people who may be at high risk for certain diseases or conditions, but do not have any symptoms.
There are no current screening guidelines or tests for brain tumors.
Astrocytoma and oligodentroglioma in adults. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: http://www.dynamed.com/topics/dmp~AN~T116413/Astrocytoma-and-oligodendroglioma-in-adults. Updated May 13, 2016. Accessed September 23, 2016.
Brain and spinal cord tumors in adults. American Cancer Society website. Available at: http://www.cancer.org/acs/groups/cid/documents/webcontent/003088-pdf.pdf. Accessed August 17, 2015.
Meningioma. EBSCO Plus DynaMed website. Available at: http://www.dynamed.com/topics/dmp~AN~T116926/Meningioma. Updated April 29, 2016. Accessed May 10, 2016.
- Reviewer: Mohei Abouzied, MD, FACP
- Review Date: 05/2015
- Update Date: 08/17/2015