Diagnosing and Treating Lung Cancer
Lung cancer can be a difficult disease to diagnose. For some people, lung cancer is discovered during a routine medical check-up, while others may have signs and symptoms for many weeks or months.
The days and weeks after discovering you have lung cancer can be a very confusing and distressing time. Most likely, there will be many medical tests which need to be performed to confirm the type of lung cancer, the size of the tumour and whether it has spread outside of the lungs. Very soon after finding out you have lung cancer, decisions have to be made on what treatment to have.
While it is very difficult to take in this new information, doctors and other healthcare professionals involved in your medical care will help you understand what is happening and provide you with the information you need to make the best decision for your care.
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This information is not intended to take the place of medical advice. Always ask your doctor and/or healthcare professional if you have any questions about your condition and/or your treatment.