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Tests to stage

Primary liver cancer is cancer that started in the liver. If you have cancer that has spread to the liver from somewhere else, this is not the right section for you.

X-rays

Find out about x-rays for liver cancer including what they are, how you have them and what happens afterwards.

CT scan

You might have a CT scan of your chest and abdomen if you have a cancer that started in the liver. Find out what a CT scan is, how you have it and what happens after it.

MRI scan

An MRI scan creates pictures using magnetism and radio waves. It can help to find out where the cancer is in your liver, how big it is and whether it has spread. Find out what an MRI scan is, how you have it and what happens afterwards.

Bone scan

A bone scan looks for changes in your bones. Find out about having a bone scan including how you have it and what happens afterwards.

Hepatic angiography

A hepatic angiography is a test to look at the blood vessels in your liver. Find out how you have it and what happens after it.

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