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Getting diagnosed

Your GP will ask you about your symptoms including what they are, when you get them and whether anything you do makes them better or worse.

They will decide about whether to refer you for tests or to a specialist. If you have a cancer you will have more tests to find out how big it is and whether it has spread, this is called staging. 

Seeing your GP

Find out what happens when you see your GP and how to get the most out of your appointment.

Referral to a specialist

Find out how and when GPs refer people to see a stomach cancer specialist. And get some suggestions of questions that you can ask your doctor.


Find out what screening is and the tests people at high risk of stomach cancer can have.

Tests to diagnose

Find out about tests to diagnose stomach cancer.

Tests to stage

These tests find out the position of the cancer, how big it is and whether it has spread. This tells you the stage of your stomach cancer.

Last reviewed: 
27 Jul 2016

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