Tests after ovarian cancer diagnosis

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You may have more tests after your diagnosis to find out:

  • How large is the cancer?
  • Where exactly is the cancer?
  • Has the cancer spread to any other parts of your body?

This is called staging. Staging tests for ovarian cancer include:

MRI scan: 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.

CT scan: A type of X-ray that gives a detailed picture of the tissues inside your body.

PET - CT scan: A radioactive injection that will show up any cancer spread to other parts of your body on a CT scan picture.

Gastroscopy: This uses a tiny camera attached to a flexible tube, which is passed into your stomach through your mouth. It can check the lining of your stomach to see if there are any cancer cells there.


We have more information about cancer tests.

If you have any questions about staging tests, you can ask one of our cancer nurses by calling our Cancer Nurseline on 1800 200 700 or visiting a Daffodil Centre. 

Staging is important as it helps your medical team decide on the best treatment for your cancer.

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