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Lung Cancer Diagnosis

After ruling out other conditions, your doctor may order imaging studies, blood tests, and biopsies to make a lung cancer diagnosis. Learn what to expect.
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Lung Cancer Screening: Benefits and Risks
tuberculosis granuloma, one of many types of granulomas found in the lungs
Lung Granuloma: Overview and More
lung cancer
KRAS Positive Lung Cancer: Testing and Management
Doctor delivering diagnosis to patient in exam room
Stage 3B Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
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Thoracentesis: Uses, Procedure, Complications, Results
Doctor with radiological chest x-ray film for medical diagnosis on patient's health on asthma, lung disease and bone cancer illness
What Is the Average Age for a Lung Cancer Diagnosis?
Older woman sitting on park bench coughing into elbow and holding a tissue
Early-Stage Lung Cancer: Overview and More
doctor pointing out a benign lung tumor on chest X-ray
Benign Lung Tumors: Types, Characteristics, and Treatment
doctor looking at a chest x-ray as a step in diagnosing lung cancer
How Lung Cancer Is Diagnosed
Chest CT showing a primary lung cancer
Primary and Secondary Lung Cancer
Doctor comforting patient
First Steps When Diagnosed With Lung Cancer
Doctor showing patient test results
Lung Cancer Stages: Definitions, Prognosis, & Treatment
Chest X-ray
Chest X-Ray for the Diagnosis of Lung Cancer
Doctor pointing out a finding on a chest X-ray
Neuroendocrine Lung Tumors: Overview and More
Liver cancer
How Lung Cancer Spreads to the Liver
Man smoking a cigarette in a park and coughing, on a spring day
Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Lungs: Symptoms and Treatment
Doctor and patient
Fine Needle Aspiration Biopsy for Lung Cancer
Doctor with endoscope
Lung Biopsy: Types, Results, and Risks
Cigarette smoking can affect the heart.
What Percentage of Smokers Get Lung Cancer?
doctor talking with a patient about chest CT scan
Limited-Stage Small Cell Lung Cancer: Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment
Mediastinoscopy referral form
Mediastinoscopy: Uses, Side Effects, Procedure, Results
Microscopic sample of one type of lung cancer (squamous cell carcinoma)
Understanding Your Lung Cancer Pathology Report
diagram showing the changes of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis in the lungs
An Overview of Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF)
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Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis Treatments and Prognosis
Female doctor showing patient digital tablet x-ray
Symptoms and Diagnosis of Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis
Radiograph showing metastatic cancer to the lungs
Metastatic Cancer to the Lungs: Symptoms and Treatment
Nurse examining a chest x-ray with a shadow on the lung
What Does It Mean to Have a Shadow on the Lung?
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Pancoast Tumors: Symptoms, Treatments, and Life Expectancy
Woman doctor discussing about problem in lung disease of Asian Elderly patient.
Extensive-Stage Small Cell Lung Cancer
diagram of the lungs with a tumor
Stage 0 Lung Cancer: Overview and More
A patient undergoing a CT scan.
CT Lung Cancer Screening: Uses, Risks, Procedure, Results
Doctor talking to senior man
Lung Cancer Recurrence: Overview and More
Spine metastasis (cancer spread to thoracic spine)
Lung Cancer Metastases to Bone: Overview and More
Doctor examines neck of female patient
When Lung Cancer Spreads to Lymph Nodes
Pulmonary hamartoma
Symptoms, Causes, and Treatment for Hamartoma Tumors
adrenal glands, a common site of lung cancer metastases
When Lung Cancer Spreads to the Adrenal Glands
Common Causes of Lung Pain
Lung Pain: Causes, Treatment, and When to See a Doctor
view of the lungs showing where an endobronchial ultrasound may be done
Endobronchial Ultrasound: Uses, Side Effects, Procedure, Results
Scientist conducting the process of Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) to amplify DNA by using a thermocycler to create samples
Genetic Testing for Lung Cancer Overview
Mature Male Doctor Using A Digital Tablet For His Diagnosis.
Bronchioloalveolar Carcinoma Lung Cancer: Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment
Serious surgeon talking with senior patient lying on bed in hospital ward
Unresectable Cancer Reasons and Exceptions
illustration of the lungs and bronchi
Bronchoscopy: Uses, Side Effects, Procedure, Results