How cancers are diagnosed

Tests and scans

Your medical team will use different tests and scans to see if you have cancer. They may also use them to find out more about the cancer.

Tests and scans

Tests and scans are used to diagnose cancer and see how you're doing during and after treatment. In this section you can find out more about some of these tests, why they're done and what to expect.

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B

Biopsy

Blood tests

Bone marrow test

Bone scan

C

Colonoscopy

Colposcopy

CT scan

Cystoscopy

E

Endoscopy (gastroscopy)

L

Lumbar puncture

M

Mammogram

MRI scan

P

PET scan

PET-CT scan

PSA test

U

Ultrasound scan

X

X-rays