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After your tests

Find out what happens after your tests and who can help while you wait for results.

Waiting for results

Once you've had the tests, the doctor can diagnose:

  • whether there is a cancer
  • if so, the type of cancer
  • whether the cancer has spread

It usually takes several days for the results of your tests to be ready. Before you go home your nurse will give you a follow up appointment.

Waiting for your results can be an anxious time. You may find it helpful to talk things over with a close friend or relative.

For information and support, you can call the Cancer Research UK nurses free on 0808 800 4040, 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday. They are happy to help.

Last reviewed: 
24 Nov 2017
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