Lung Cancer – Diagnosis and Treatment

Diagnosis of Lung Cancer

Tests Used in the Diagnosis of Lung Cancer

Examination of the sputum for cancer cells;
Chest x-ray
CT (‘cat’) scan
Bronchoscopy, where a small tube is inserted down the throat to look at the airways, or do a biopsy.

Treatment of Lung Cancer

There is a variety of treatments for lung cancer, and they may be used alone or in some combination. Treatments include:

Surgery
Radiation Therapy
Chemotherapy

Want to Quit Smoking? Check out Health Power’s Smoking Tip Sheets. Other information related to lung cancer and smoking cessation are provided by the American Cancer Society, National Cancer Institute, and American Lung Association.

The web sites of all three of these organizations are all just one click away from our Relevant Resources Table.