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Diagnosing bowel cancer

Men and women discussing bowel cancer

This section tells you about the tests used to diagnose bowel (colorectal) cancer. There is information about seeing your GP, going to hospital, and the tests you have to diagnose any possible spread of your cancer.

View a transcript of the video about testing for bowel cancer.

Read about what happens and what you can do if your doctor makes an urgent referral for you.

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Updated: 25 August 2015