Tests to stage

You may not need to have any more tests if you have early bladder cancer. If you have invasive bladder cancer, your specialist will want you to have one or more tests to check whether the cancer has spread.

CT scan

Find out what a CT scan is, how you have it and when you are likely to get the results.

MRI scan

Find out what an MRI scan is and how you have it.

Bone scan for bladder cancer

You might have this test to check whether the bladder cancer has spread to your bones. Get information about what happens.

PET-CT scan

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

Last reviewed: 
20 May 2019
Coronavirus and cancer

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