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Screening for Brain Tumors

The purpose of screening is to find and treat diseases early. Tests are given to people who may be at high risk, but who do not have problems.

There are no current screening guidelines for brain tumors in people who do not have symptoms.

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Last reviewed July 2021 by EBSCO Medical Review Board Rimas Lukas, MD  Last Updated: 7/13/2021