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Tests to diagnose

Find out what tests you may have to diagnose primary bone cancer. Most people have an x-ray and a scan. You may then have a bone biopsy.

X-rays

Find out how x-rays are used to help diagnose bone cancer, including what they are, how you have them and what happens afterwards.

MRI scan

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

CT scan

Read about what a CT scan is, how you have it and what happens afterwards.

Bone biopsy

Read about what a bone biopsy is, how you have it and what happens afterwards.

Tests to stage

When bone cancer is diagnosed you have other tests to find out the size of the cancer and whether it has spread.

Last reviewed: 
30 Nov 2017

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