Coronavirus and cancer

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Test to diagnose

At the hospital, your specialist asks you about your medical history and symptoms. They examine you closely. They may take samples (biopsies) from any abnormal looking areas.

Pelvic examination and colposcopy

A pelvic examination and colposcopy are often the first tests you have when you go to see a specialist at the hospital. Find out more about them.

Removing a sample of tissue (biopsy)

Find out about having a sample of tissue taken (biopsy) from your vagina, how you have it and what happens after.

Last reviewed: 
20 Apr 2018

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