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Tests to diagnose advanced cancer

There are a number of tests you might have to find out if the symptoms you have are because your cancer has come back. Find out more about them and when you might have them.

CT scan

Find out what a CT scan is, how you have it and what happens after it.

Bone scan

Find out what a bone scan is, how you have it and what happens after it.

Liver ultrasound

Your guide to having a liver ultrasound including what happens, how you have it and what happens after it.

Chest x-ray

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

MRI scan

Find out what a MRI scan is, how you have it and what happens after it.

PET-CT scan

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

Blood tests

Find out what a blood test is, how you have it and what happens after it.

Last reviewed: 
08 Dec 2017

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