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Tests to stage

The stage of a cancer means how big it is and whether it has spread. Knowing the stage helps your doctor decide which treatment you need. To find out the stage of your cancer you might need one or more tests.

Endoscopic ultrasound

Find out what an endoscopic ultrasoundĀ is, how you have it and what happens afterwards.

Mediastinoscopy

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

PET-CT scan

Combining a PET scan and a CT scan, a PET-CT takes x-ray pictures with a radioactive drug to show overactive cells.

Liver ultrasound scan

Find out about having an ultrasound scan to see if lung cancer cells have spread to the liver.

Bone scan

Find out about having a bone scan to see if lung cancer has spread to the bone. Read about what it is, how you have it and what happens afterwards.

CT scan

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

MRI scan

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

Last reviewed: 
31 Mar 2014

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