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Tests to stage

These tests find out the position of the cancer, how big it is and whether it has spread.

PET scan

You might have a PET scan can to find out more about the stage of your bile duct cancer.

PET-CT scan

Find out how you have a PET-CT scan and what happens after.


Laparoscopy is a small operation to look inside your tummy (abdomen). The surgeon looks for signs of cancer, works out how big the cancer is and whether it has spread.

Last reviewed: 
27 Jan 2015

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