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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.
Laboratory professionals doing blood tests
Can Lung Cancer Be Detected Through Blood Tests?
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What It Means to Have Stage 1 Lung Cancer
Lung cancer scan
What Are Lung Neoplasms?
Doctor talking to a patient receiving treatment
Symptoms and Treatment of Stage 4 Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
Senior man having his heart examined with stethoscope in hospital.
Understanding Stage 3A Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
Chest X-ray showing stage 2 lung cancer
Stage 2 Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer: Overview and More
Doctor and patient discuss diagnosis
Metastatic Lung Cancer: Symptoms, Stages, Treatment, Prognosis
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Lung Cancer Screening: Benefits and Risks
tuberculosis granuloma, one of many types of granulomas found in the lungs
What Is a Lung Granuloma?
lung cancer
What Should I Know About KRAS-Positive Lung Cancer?
Doctor delivering diagnosis to patient in exam room
Stage 3B Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Treatments and Prognosis
Male doctor examining patient in hospital gown
What Should I Know About Thoracentesis?
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
What is Early-Stage Lung Cancer?
doctor pointing out a benign lung tumor on chest X-ray
What Should You Know About Benign Lung Tumors?
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 vs. Secondary Lung Cancer: What's the Difference?
Doctor comforting patient
What to Do When Diagnosed With Lung Cancer
Doctor showing patient test results
An Overview of Lung Cancer Stages
Chest X-ray
How Chest X-Rays Can Sometimes Misdiagnose Lung Cancer
Doctor pointing out a finding on a chest X-ray
What are Neuroendocrine Lung Tumors?
Liver cancer
When Lung Cancer Spreads to the Liver
Man smoking a cigarette in a park and coughing, on a spring day
Risk Factors and Treatment of Squamous Cell Carcinoma in the Lungs
Doctor and patient
Lung Cancer and FNA (Fine Needle Aspiration)
Doctor with endoscope
A Guide to Understanding Your Lung Biopsy
Woman smoking a cigarette
What Percentage of Smokers Get Lung Cancer?
doctor talking with a patient about chest CT scan
Limited-Stage Small Cell Lung Cancer: Prognosis & Treatment
Doctor comforting patient in hospital bed
What Is Mediastinoscopy?
Female doctor talking with mid adult couple in clinic
How to Interpret Your Pathology Report for Lung Cancer
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Treatments for Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis
Radiograph showing metastatic cancer to the lungs
How Cancer Spreads to the Lungs and What It Means for the Patient
Nurse examining a chest x-ray with a shadow on the lung
What Does It Mean to Have a Shadow on the Lung?
woman touching shoulder
How Are Pancoast Tumors Different From Other Lung Cancers?
Woman doctor discussing about problem in lung disease of Asian Elderly patient.
What You Should Know About Extensive Small Cell Lung Cancer
diagram of the lungs with a tumor
What Is Stage 0 Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer?
A patient undergoing a CT scan.
Who Should Be Screened for Lung Cancer?
Doctor talking to senior man
What Happens When Lung Cancer Comes Back?
Spine metastasis (cancer spread to thoracic spine)
When Lung Cancer Spreads to Bone
Doctor examines neck of female patient
When Lung Cancer Spreads to Lymph Nodes
Pulmonary hamartoma
Is Your Hamartoma Tumor Cancerous?
adrenal glands, a common site of lung cancer metastases
What Happens When Lung Cancer Spreads to the Adrenal Glands?
Common Causes of Lung Pain
What Causes Lung Pain?
Human Respiratory System Lungs Anatomy
What Is an Endobronchial Ultrasound?
Scientist conducting the process of Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) to amplify DNA by using a thermocycler to create samples
An Overview of Genetic Testing for Lung Cancer
Mature Male Doctor Using A Digital Tablet For His Diagnosis.
Why BAC Is Referred to as the “Mystery” Lung Cancer
Serious surgeon talking with senior patient lying on bed in hospital ward
When a Tumor Cannot Be Removed With Surgery
illustration of the lungs and bronchi
What You Should Know Before Having a Bronchoscopy