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Getting diagnosed

Find out about the tests that you have, how to get the most out of seeing your GP and when you see a specialist.

Seeing your GP

Read about what happens when you see your GP and how to get the most out of your appointment.

Referral to a specialist

Find out when GPs refer people to see an eye cancer specialist.


There is no national screening programme in the UK for eye cancer. Find out more about this. 

Tests to diagnose

You may have blood tests, an eye examination and an ultrasound scan to diagnose eye cancer.

Tests to stage

These staging tests provide the doctor with more information about the size and location of the cancer. 

Last reviewed: 
06 Jul 2015

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