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What to ask your doctor about tests for oesophageal cancer

Men and women discussing non oesophageal cancer

Some questions you may want to ask your doctor

  • What tests are you going to do?
  • What are you looking for?
  • Will the tests show whether I have cancer?
  • How reliable are the tests?
  • Do I have to do anything to prepare for the tests?
  • Will you know what treatment I will need when you have the results?
  • Are any of the tests painful?
  • Do any of the tests have after effects?
  • Can I have these tests as an outpatient?
  • Should I bring someone with me when I have these tests?
  • How long will the results take and who will give them to me?


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Updated: 27 March 2014