A physical exam: A through physical examination will be carried out, after taking a detailed history of your symptoms.
Blood : Routine blood tests along with special tests called tumor marker levels will be asked for e.g., CA 125, CEA, CA 19.9 etc..
CT Scan: A CT scan of the chest, abdomen and pelvis is done to determine the extent of disease; which in turn will help decide the best treatment sequence for a given patient.
MRI scan: An MRI scan may sometimes be asked for, especially in cases of doubtful findings findings on CECT scan.
PET CECT scan: A PET CT scan may be suggested in patients suspected of spread to organs outside the peritoneal cavity eg to lungs, bones or mediastinal or neck lymph nodes etc.
Diagnostic laparoscopy and biopsy: A diagnostic/staging laparoscopy may be advised to document the spread of the disease and document the peritoneal carcinomatosis index (PCI). A biopsy can be performed at the same time to determine the exact histopathological type of cancer, which will help in deciding the best treatment in a given patient.