How are gynaecological cancers diagnosed?
Diagnosis of a gynaecological cancer may involve a number of tests, including:
- a physical examination, with a pelvic examination
- a Cervical Screening Test
- blood tests such as a CA125 test
- imaging tests – these may include a transvaginal ultrasound or a computed tomography (CT) scan; magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) or positron emission tomography (PET) scans may also be suggested.
- taking a sample of tissue (biopsy) for examination under a microscope.