Lung cancer detection begins with scans that allow doctors to
see inside the body and find tumors.
Although scans for lung cancer detection can find tumors, they
do not prove you have cancer. They give your doctor an idea of
areas that look abnormal and should be tested further.
A biopsy is the removal of a tissue sample from a tumor to
determine if it is cancer.
Biopsies for lung cancer detection are done in different ways,
depending on the location and the size of the tumor.
American Cancer Society, All About Lung Cancer – Non-small Cell, All About Lung Cancer – Small Cell; Virginia Piper Cancer Institute
Paula Colwell, RN, manager, Virginia Piper Cancer Institute Lung Cancer Program
We use the most advanced technology to find even the smallest lung abnormalities. Doctors review the scan results and, if needed, contact you with recommendations.
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