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Tests to stage

Once mesothelioma is diagnosed, you have further tests to find out how big the tumour is and whether it has spread. This tells you the stage of your cancer.

The stage of your cancer is important. It helps you and your doctor decide on the best treatment. You might need to have surgery to be sure of the stage.

PET-CT scan

This test combines a CT scan and a PET scan. Find out how you have it.

Bronchoscopy and ultrasound (endobronchial ultrasound)

Find out about having a bronchoscopy and ultrasound. This test is also called an endobronchial ultrasound scan (EBUS).

Endoscopic ultrasound

Read about what an endoscopic ultrasound is, how you have it and what happens afterwards.


Your guide to what a mediastinoscopy is, how you have it and what happens afterwards.


Find out what a pericardioscopy is and how it can stage mesothelioma.

Last reviewed: 
07 Sep 2018
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