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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.

CT Scan

Find out what a CT scan is, how you have it and what happens afterwards.

PET-CT scan

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

MRI scan

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

Ultrasound scan of the back passage (rectum)

Find out what an ultrasound scan of the back passage (rectum) is, how you have it and what happens after it.

Ultrasound scan of the tummy (abdomen)

Find out what an ultrasound of the tummy (abdomen) is, how you have it and what happens after it.

Blood tests

Find out what a blood test is, how you have it and what happens after it.

Chest x-ray

Find out what a chest x-ray is, how you have it and what happens after it.

Last reviewed: 
30 Sep 2015

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