What If I Have a Spot on My Lung? Do I Have Cancer? Patient Education Guide

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What If I Have a Spot on My Lung? Do I Have Cancer? Patient Education Guide

Description

This patient education guide provides information about the next steps after a pulmonary nodule has been detected.

This guide addresses the following topics:

  • Your lungs
  • What is a pulmonary nodule?
  • Who are all these doctors?
  • Finding out if the nodule might be cancer
  • Biopsy of the nodule
  • What does this mean for me?
  • What if I can’t have or don’t want to have surgery?
  • Should I consider a clinical study?
  • Planning for the future
  • Resources

Developer:

American College of Chest Physicians

Funding Sources:

American College of Chest Physicians

History

Release Date: 2004
Original Summary: June 2005
Last Updated: 04/10/13

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