How rectal cancer is diagnosed

Tests and scans

Your medical team may use different tests and scans to see if you have rectal cancer. If you do have cancer you will have further tests to find out more.

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    Being diagnosed with rectal cancer

    You will need hospital tests to diagnose rectal cancer. The main test used to look for bowel cancer is a colonoscopy.

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    Further tests after diagnosis

    If you’ve been diagnosed with rectal cancer, you will need more tests to find out more about the cancer.