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What are the tests for non-small cell lung cancer?
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Dr. Liawaty Ho
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
8 doctors agree
In brief: Nsclc
First of all, a biopsy will need to be done to the lung mass/nodule not only to establish diagnosis but also to find the histology and genetic profile of the cancer.
Then, complete staging work-up with pet/ ct scan need to be done to stage the cancer. The treatment will depend on the histology/molecular-genetic mutation status, stage, as well as overall condition and preference of a patient.

In brief: Nsclc
First of all, a biopsy will need to be done to the lung mass/nodule not only to establish diagnosis but also to find the histology and genetic profile of the cancer.
Then, complete staging work-up with pet/ ct scan need to be done to stage the cancer. The treatment will depend on the histology/molecular-genetic mutation status, stage, as well as overall condition and preference of a patient.
Dr. Liawaty Ho
Dr. Liawaty Ho
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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Work Up
Includes: ct-chest thru liver and adrenals, head ct+/- contrast or mr, bone scan.
Pet scan depends on ct findings, proximity of primary to medistinum.

In brief: Work Up
Includes: ct-chest thru liver and adrenals, head ct+/- contrast or mr, bone scan.
Pet scan depends on ct findings, proximity of primary to medistinum.
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
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Dr. David Cooke
Surgery - Thoracic
In brief: A few
Ct scan and pet scan are sensitive radiographic test.
Percutaneous biopsy can provide a diagnosis. In some high risk patients with suspicious radiographs going straight to surgical resection is reasonable.

In brief: A few
Ct scan and pet scan are sensitive radiographic test.
Percutaneous biopsy can provide a diagnosis. In some high risk patients with suspicious radiographs going straight to surgical resection is reasonable.
Dr. David Cooke
Dr. David Cooke
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