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Understanding Your Diagnosis

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  1. Advances in Early Detection of Lung Cancer

    The lack of effective methods for early detection of lung cancer is one of the reasons that most people diagnosed with lung cancer have advanced disease, and fewer than fifteen percent of these patients will survive more than five years.

  2. Bronchoscopy

    A brochosopy is a procedure in which a long, lighted scope is inserted into the lungs in order to examine the airways of the lungs and to assess lung function.

  3. Can I Survive Lung Cancer? What Is My Prognosis?
  4. Chest Ultrasound

    Chest ultrasound is a procedure in which sound wave technology is used alone, or along with other types of diagnostic methods, to examine the organs and structures of the chest.

  5. Chest X-ray

    A chest X-ray is used to examine the chest and the lungs and other organs and structures located in the chest.

  6. Computed Tomography (CT or CAT) Scan of the Chest

    CT/CAT scans are more detailed than standard x-rays and are often used to assess the organs of the respiratory and cardiovascular systems, and esophagus, for injuries, abnormalities, or disease.

  7. How Does My Doctor Know I Have Lung Cancer?
  8. How Your Doctor Uses Biopsies to Make a Diagnosis of Lung Cancer
  9. I’ve Just Been Told I Have Lung Cancer
  10. Lung Biopsy

    A lung biopsy is a procedure in which tissue samples are removed with a special needle to determine if cancer or other abnormal cells are present.

  11. Lung Cancer Introduction
  12. Mediastinoscopy

    A mediastinoscopy is a surgical procedure performed to examine the mediastinum - the space behind the sternum (breastbone) in the middle of the chest that separates the two lungs.

  13. Pleural Biopsy

    A pleural biopsy is a procedure in which a sample of the pleura (the membrane that surrounds the lungs) is removed with a special biopsy needle or during surgery to determine if disease, infection, or cancer is present.

  14. Stages of Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
  15. Stages of Small Cell Lung Cancer

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