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​Type 2  screening tests - are they for you?

​Health screening is important to everyone. It enables you to find out if you have a particular disease or condition even if you do not have any symptoms and/or signs of disease. However, there are some screening tests, known as the Type 2 screening tests, which may benefit some people but not others, depending on whether risk factors are present. Read on to find out more.​

In addition to the screening tests​ recommended for all, there may be screening tests which may benefit some people but not others, depending on whether risk factors are present. Examples of risk factors are:
  • A family history of hereditary or chronic diseases
  • Existing chronic medical conditions
  • Exposure to factors that can lead to certain diseases e.g. smoking
 
For example, if you are a Hepatitis B carrier, you may be advised to go for regular liver cancer screening; if you have a strong family history of a certain disease, screening for this particular disease may benefit you; or if you have multiple risk factors for heart disease (e.g. diabetes, obesity, smoking), you may benefit from some screening tests.
 
It is important to remember that the screening tests you need depends on your individual risk factors and health profile. You can talk to your family doctor to find out if you can benefit from the additional screening tests.
 
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List of Type 2 'Individual Decision' Screening Tests​

The list of Type 2 screening tests ( "Beneficial to some, but not others" ) has been organised into different categories so that you can easily identify those tests that may be beneficial to you. Click on the different categories to find out more.

While reading the articles, you may encounter certain terms or words which may not be familiar to you. 

​Look up the list of FAQs on health screening​​
 
Find out about Type 3 tests​