Tests after a liver cancer diagnosis
You may have more tests after your diagnosis to find out:
- The size and location of the cancer
- If the cancer spread to any other parts of your body
This is called staging. Staging tests for liver cancer include:
- CT scan: A special type of X-ray to give a picture of the tissues inside your body
- MRI scan: This is a scan that uses magnetic energy to build up a picture of the tissues inside your body. During the scan you will lie inside a tunnel-like machine.
- PET scan: A radioactive injection that will show up any cancer spread to other parts of your body on a CT scan picture.
Read more about these staging tests.
Staging is important as it helps your medical team decide on the best treatment for your cancer.
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