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Tests to stage

You may not need to have any more tests if you have early bladder cancer. Your specialist will want you to have one or more tests to check whether the cancer has spread, if you have invasive bladder cancer.

CT scan

See what a CT scan is, what happens and what happens after.

MRI scan

Find out what an MRI scan is and how you have it.

PET scan

This test is used to check whether your bladder cancer has spread. See what a PET scan is and how you have it.

Bone scan

You might have this test to check whether the bladder cancer has spread to your bones. Get information about what happens.

Blood tests

Get more information on having blood tests. Find out how a blood test can help measure how well your kidneys are working. 

Last reviewed: 
31 Jul 2015

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