Screening for Cancer: Considerations for Low- and Middle-Income Countries
Authors: Terrence Sullivan, Richard Sullivan , Ophira Ginsburg
In this chapter, we review the core issues to be considered in determining the merits of introducing a cancer screening program in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). We describe the challenges of balancing potential benefits and harms, and we highlight the conditions necessary for successful implementation. Candidates for mass screening are presented for consideration along with the need for local capacity to diagnose, treat, follow up, and mobilize complex policy action in LMICs.