The following screenings and tests for transitional cell carcinoma (TCC) may diagnose this type of cancer:
- Urine test to detect proteins produced by TCC and urinary cancer.
- Imaging tests - an IVP test designed to detect bladder cancer, MRI, X-rays, and CT scans are used to locate any cancers within the urinary system.
- Biopsy of suspected area within the urinary system and screen this sample for TCC and other forms of cancers.
- Positron Emission Tomography (PET) - a scan that may detect cancer that CT and MRI tests bypass in the screening and testing process.
- Rectal and vaginal exams to screen for benign or malignant tumors and/or masses that may be located in the female reproductive organs and in the prostate for men.