Lung Cancer Screening Directory
Lung cancer screening tests include chest X-rays, CT scans, and sputum cytology. Research is still being done into the effectiveness of screening since there are several types of lung cancer, some of which are hard to detect. Screening may not reduce mortality in lung cancer patients. One downside to testing is that false positives can result in unnecessary further tests that may have adverse effects. Doctors do not advise to screen or not to screen. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how lung cancer screening is done, benefits and risks, and much more.
Common Lung Diagnostic Tests
Here are a few lung tests your doctor can do to figure out what’s behind your breathing trouble.
What Is Radon?
You can't see, feel, taste or smell it, but radon can be anywhere. Learn more about this radioactive gas and how to keep your exposure low.
Preventing Lung Cancer
Can I prevent lung cancer? Find out about the best ways to lower your risk.
Interventional Pulmonology: Procedures, Uses, and Effects
Learn more from WebMD about interventional pulmonology, including various procedures used to diagnose and treat lung disease.
Slideshows & Images
Slideshow: Lung Cancer Risks -- Myths and Facts
Cigar smoke, menthol, pollution? See what can increase your risk of lung cancer and what's fiction. Learn what to avoid and surprise risks.
Slideshow: A Visual Guide to Lung Cancer
Pictures show who's at risk for lung cancer, symptoms, tests, and promising new treatments.
Slideshow: Surprising Things That Lead to Heart Disease
You probably know the usual heart disease causes: too many pounds, lack of exercise, eating too much fat and salt. But much stranger things can also increase the risk of heart disease.