If your provider would like to further investigate the possibility of anal cancer, one or more of the following diagnostic procedures may be performed.
In most bladder cancer cases, suspicion comes from the patient’s routine physical examination when the doctor checks for growths in the pelvis and the abdomen.
This type of test may be used to detect abnormalities or disease in the urine, such as blood and/or cancer cells.
The blood vessels in the bladder are injected with a dye, which allows the bladder to be seen on an x-ray.
A thin, lighted tube called a cystoscope is inserted through the urethra and into the bladder to examine the bladder’s internal lining.
Your physician may perform certain imaging tests –such as CT or MRI scans –to determine staging of the cancer.