Getting diagnosed

Find out what to expect when you see your GP. When you might see a specialist and which tests or scans you may have to diagnose and stage bladder cancer.

Seeing your GP

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

Referral to a specialist

Find out when and why your GP may refer you to a bladder cancer specialist, and what to expect when you see one.


Screening means testing people for early stages of an illness before they have any symptoms.

Tests to diagnose

See which tests you may have to check for bladder cancer, and how you have them. 

Tests to stage

The stage of a cancer tells you the size of the cancer and whether it has spread.

Last reviewed: 
20 May 2019
Coronavirus and cancer

We know it’s a worrying time for people with cancer, we have information to help.

Read our information about coronavirus and cancer