Cancer Council Australia has developed a series of fact sheets to answer questions you may have about the early detection of cancer:
There is also a fact sheet on understanding your pap smear results, the screening method used to detect cervical cancer. There is also a fact sheet about understanding the Faecal Occult Blood Test (FOBT), which is used in detecting bowel cancer.
If you need more information, or would like to talk to someone, please call Cancer Council 13 11 20.
Disclaimer: The information contained in these fact sheets is not a substitute for, and is not intended to replace, independent professional advice. Users should consider the need to obtain any appropriate professional advice relevant to their own particular circumstances.