After diagnosis, you have further tests to find out how big the cancer is and whether it has spread. This tells you the stage of your cancer.
The stage helps your doctors to decide the best treatment for you.
Find out what a CT scan is, how you have it and what happens afterwards.
Find out what a PET scan is, how and why you might have it.
This scan can show up the soft tissues in your body very clearly. Find out how you have an MRI scan and what happens afterwards.
You might have a chest x-ray to check whether cancer has spread, or before having surgery. Find out what to expect.
You might have a bone scan to check for any signs that cancer has spread to your bones. Find out how you have it.