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Tests to diagnose anal cancer

You might have one or more of these tests to work out the cause of your symptoms.  

Examination of your back passage

An examination of your back passage (rectum) involves your doctor feeling inside your rectum using their finger. 

Anal examination and biopsy

A specialist will examine your anus and the area around it. This test is also called an anoscopy or proctoscopy.

Blood tests for anal cancer

You might have blood tests to check your general health.

Last reviewed: 
30 Apr 2019
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