Call to integrate cancer screening

Patients screened for one cancer type should be encouraged to have screening for other common cancers, Australian experts urge.

As new figures reveal cancer screening saves thousands of lives in Australia, researchers from the Cancer Council have noted that while many patients were screened for one type of disease, such as prostate cancer or breast cancer, they were missing out on others, such as bowel cancer screening.

In a review of screening data for more than 170,000 people aged over 50 in NSW,