If your doctor suspects you have pancreatic cancer, you will need a number of tests to confirm the diagnosis. Together, the tests will show what type of pancreatic cancer it is, where in the pancreas it is, and whether it has spread to nearby organs or other parts of the body. This is called staging.
Tests may include blood tests, a CT scan and other imaging tests, endoscopic tests and tissue sampling (biopsy). The tests you have will depend on the symptoms, type and stage of the cancer.
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Video: Cancer and common diagnostic tests
Watch this short video to learn what cancer is and to find out about some common diagnostic tests.