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Currently, national screening programmes for cervical and breast cancer in women and bowel cancer in both sexes are in place or being implemented. Other screening is on an ad hoc basis and relies on people visiting their family doctor. Family doctors will selectively screen adult patients for a variety of other conditions if they are at risk. This is how most asymptomatic cases of high blood pressure and diabetes are found.


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