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How do I know which type of lung cancer I have?

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Once your doctor confirms you have lung cancer, other tests will determine the type and how far it has spread. Your doctor can test nearby lymph nodes for cancer cells with a procedure called a mediastinoscopy, while imaging techniques such as CT scans, PET scans, bone scans, and either an MRI or a CT scan of the brain can detect cancer elsewhere in your body.

From: Lung Cancer Diagnosis WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES: National Cancer Institute.  National Institutes of Health. WebMD Medical Reference: "Section 12 VIII Lung Cancer." American Cancer Society. American Lung Association.




Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on March 04, 2018

SOURCES: National Cancer Institute.  National Institutes of Health. WebMD Medical Reference: "Section 12 VIII Lung Cancer." American Cancer Society. American Lung Association.




Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on March 04, 2018

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