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Tests for advanced oesophageal cancer

You might have some of these tests to help find out if an oesophageal cancer has come back or whether it has spread. The tests can also sometimes check how well treatments are working.

CT scan

A CT scan can show whether oesophageal cancer has spread and how big it is.

Liver ultrasound scan

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

MRI scan

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

Endoscopic ultrasound

Find out what an endoscopic ultrasound is, how you have it and what happens afterwards.

Last reviewed: 
20 Jun 2017

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