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

    Detailed information on bronchoscopy, including the reasons and preparation for the procedure, how the procedure is performed, after care, an anatomical illustration of the lungs and respiratory tract, and an illustration of a bronchoscopy procedure

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

    Detailed information on chest ultrasound, including the reasons and preparation for the procedure, how the procedure is performed, after care, and an anatomical illustration of the lungs and respiratory tract

  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

    Detailed information on lung biopsy, including the reasons and preparation for the procedure, how the procedure is performed, after care, and an anatomical illustration of the lungs and respiratory tract

  11. Lung Cancer Introduction
  12. Mediastinoscopy

    Detailed information on mediastinoscopy, including the reasons and preparation for the procedure, how the procedure is performed, after care, an anatomical illustration of the lungs and respiratory tract, and an illustration of the mediastinoscopy procedure

  13. Pleural Biopsy

    Detailed information on pleural biopsy, including the reasons and preparation for the procedure, how the procedure is performed, after care, and an anatomical illustration of the lungs and respiratory tract

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

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