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Tests to stage

The stage of a cancer tells you how big it is and whether it has spread. Knowing this helps your doctor decide what treatment you need.

To find out the stage of your cancer you might need one or more tests.

MRI scan

Read about what an MRI scan is, how you have it and what happens afterwards.

CT scan

Find out what a CT scan is, how you have it and what happens afterwards.

PET-CT scan

A PET-CT scan combines a CT scan and a PET scan into one to give detailed information about your cancer. 

Last reviewed: 
15 Aug 2017

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