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Getting diagnosed

Find out how a rare cancer, leukaemia or lymphoma might be diagnosed. 

Seeing your GP

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

Seeing a specialist for rare cancers

It can be very difficult for GPs to decide who to refer to a specialist. The symptoms of cancer can be very similar to those of other medical conditions.

Tests for rare cancers

The tests you need depend on the symptoms you have and which part of your body is affected.

What to ask your doctor about diagnosing a rare cancer

You are likely to have a lot of questions to ask your doctor. It might help to write them down so you don't forget.

Last reviewed: 
13 Feb 2014

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