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Getting diagnosed

Your GP will refer you to a specialist if they think your symptoms could be due to nasopharyngeal cancer. They won’t take chances. Tests will show if it is cancer or not.

Seeing your GP

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


Find out what screening is, and why there is no screening programme for nasopharyngeal cancer in the UK.

Referral to a specialist

Find out when and why your GP might refer you to a specialist, and what to expect.

Tests to diagnose

Find out which tests you might have to check for any signs of nasopharyngeal cancer, and how you have them.

Tests to stage

If nasopharyngeal cancer is diagnosed, you have further tests to see how big the tumour is and whether it has spread. This tells you the stage of your cancer. Learn about the tests you might have. 

Last reviewed: 
02 Sep 2014

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