The purpose of screening is to find and treat diseases early. They are given to people who may be at high risk, but who don’t have problems.
There are no current screening guidelines or tests for brain tumors.
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Last reviewed June 2018 by EBSCO Medical Review Board Mohei Abouzied, MD, FACP Last Updated: 8/9/2018