Cancer Screening Quiz
Created by Connor Bohlken and Chris Galbraith
Edited by Dr. Paris Ingledew
You are a Senior Medical Oncologist and have been approached by your Government to be a part of the panel who will be reviewing a new screening test for Breast Cancer. The screening test is 99% sensitive and 98% specific. It is not invasive and is associated with very few adverse outcomes. It costs $250,000 / patient to administer. Which factor makes this screening test not a very good screening test.
The Sensitivity of the test.
The Specificity of the test.
The Cost of the test.
The Rarity of Breast Cancer.
The Unacceptability of the test.
Of the following, which are cancers that are routinely screened for in the general population in Canada?
Breast Cancer, Colon Cancer, Cervical Cancer
Colon Cancer, Cervical Cancer, Lung Cancer
Cervical Cancer, Lung Cancer, Prostate Cancer
Lung Cancer, Prostate Cancer, Breast Cancer
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