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How do PET scans help diagnose lung cancer?

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A PET scan may help show if the cancer has spread beyond your lungs. For the scan, you'll get a small amount of radioactive material injected into your bloodstream.

From: Small-Cell Lung Cancer WebMD Medical Reference

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American Cancer Society.

American College of Chest Physicians.

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.

UpToDate.

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on November 16, 2017

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American Cancer Society.

American College of Chest Physicians.

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.

UpToDate.

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on November 16, 2017

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