Coronavirus and cancer

We know it’s a worrying time for people with cancer, we have information to help. If you have symptoms of cancer contact your doctor.

Read our information about coronavirus and cancer

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Getting diagnosed

Your GP will refer you to a specialist if they think your symptoms could be due to cancer. They won’t take chances. You then have tests to find out if there is cancer and, if so, what stage it is at.

Seeing your GP

See your GP if you have symptoms. Find out what happens and how to get the most out of your appointment. 

Referral to a specialist

Your GP might refer you to a laryngeal cancer specialist. Read about what to expect when you see one.


There isn't a UK screening programme for laryngeal cancer. Read more about screening and why there isn't a laryngeal cancer screening programme in the UK.

Tests to diagnose

See which tests you might have to check for signs of laryngeal cancer.

Tests to stage

You might have some more tests to check whether the cancer has spread. See what they are and how you have them. 

Last reviewed: 
20 Jun 2018

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