How rectal cancer is diagnosed

You might notice changes in your body. There are lots of possible causes for different symptoms, so it’s important to know what to look out for. If your doctor wants to find out more they might organise different tests or scans.

  • 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.

  • Bowel screening

    Bowel screening helps cancer to be spotted early, which is when treatment can be most successful.