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This section is about some of the tests you may have when doctors are diagnosing or treating your cancer. You may also have these tests as part of your routine follow up once your treatment is over. There is information about more specific tests in the sections about the different types of cancer.

List of cancer tests

The pages about cancer tests tell you about what each test can show and how the tests are used to find cancer. There is also information about what it is like to have the test and how you can prepare. 

You can choose from the list of tests in the box.

Find out what happens and what you can do if your GP makes an urgent referral for you.

See how we put together the information in this section.

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Updated: 11 August 2016