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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. Knowing the stage of your bone cancer helps your doctor decide which treatment you need.

Bone scan

Find out how you have a bone scan for bone cancer including what it isĀ and what happens afterwards.

CT scan

Read about having a CT scan to stageĀ bone cancer.

Chest x-ray

Find out what a chest x-ray is, how you have it and what happens afterwards.

Blood tests

Blood tests can check your overall health and measure your bone activity.

Bone marrow biopsy

Find out what a bone marrow biopsy is, why you might have it and what to expect.

Last reviewed: 
29 Nov 2017

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