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Getting diagnosed

Your GP will refer you to a specialist if they think your symptoms could be due to cancer. They won’t take chances. You then have tests to find out if there is cancer and, if so, what stage it is at.

Seeing your GP

Find out what to expect when you see your GP, and how to get the most out of your appointment.

Referral to a specialist

Your GP might refer you to a laryngeal cancer specialist. Read about what to expect when you see one.


See what screening is, and why there is no UK screening programme for laryngeal cancer.

Tests to diagnose

See which tests you might have to check for signs of laryngeal cancer.

Tests to stage

You might have some more tests to check whether the cancer has spread. See what they are and how you have them. 

Last reviewed: 
30 Jul 2015

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