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Tests

Find out about tests to diagnose pancreatic cancer and to find out whether it has spread.

Biopsy

Find out about having a biopsy to diagnose pancreatic cancer and the different ways of taking biopsies. 

Blood tests

Find out about blood tests to diagnose pancreatic cancer.

Abdominal ultrasound

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

CT scan

Find out about having a CT scan to diagnose pancreatic cancer or to see how big the cancer is and whether it has spread.

Endoscopic ultrasound

Find out about having an endoscopic ultrasound and what happens afterwards.

MRI scan

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

ERCP

ERCP stands for endoscopic retrograde cholangio pancreatography. It can help to diagnose conditions of the liver, bile ducts, pancreas or gallbladder.

MRCP scan

Find out about what an MRCP scan is (magnetic resonance cholangio pancreatography).

Laparoscopy

Find out about laparoscopy to help diagnose pancreatic cancer or see whether it has spread.

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