Endoscopy – a look with a camera at the inside
of your oesophagus and stomach to see if there is an obvious
problem. If something is found then a biopsy (small piece of
tissue) can be taken at the same time. Depending on the result of
the endoscopy if the doctor is suspicious of a cancer he will
arrange for a CT scan.
CT Scan - a scan to look throughout the body
(chest abdomen and pelvis) to see if the suspected cancer has
spread to any other area. If this is sadly the case it will effect
the type of treatment you can be offered.
Following on from the CT scan other investigations may be
required these include PET Scan, Laparoscopy and Cpex Test
(anaesthetic fitness test).
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