What annual tests are available for scleroderma?

Empower Yourself

Annual tests are essential to monitor the progression of scleroderma and something you are entitled to as a patient.

Although scleroderma does not yet have a cure, symptoms can be treated and annual check‑ups are critical to inform your doctor which treatments you need.

If any of these tests are not being performed and you feel they should be, tell your doctor. Some doctors will have more expertise than others and if you need to, take this booklet with you when requesting a particular test.

Don't be afraid to ask – all of these tests should be performed regularly.