How Anal Cancer is Investigated

When you are seen in clinic the consultant will take a full history and carry out a clinical examination. Usually this will involve a rigid sigmoidoscopy and sometimes a proctoscopy as well.

An examination under anaesthetic with a biopsy is usually required to confirm the diagnosis.
A CT scan and an MRI scan are usually performed to fully assess the disease.

Sometimes a PET scan may be required if there are concerns about the spread of the disease.

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What are the next steps?
If you think you have this condition or any of these symptoms
you will need to seek medical advice.
For more information or to make an appointment.
Contact birmingham bowel clinic on 0845 241 7762
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