NCCN Guidelines for Patients® | Lung Cancer Screening - page 32

NCCN Guidelines for Patients
: Lung Cancer Screening
Version 1.2014
Part 6: Tools
What type of biopsy will I have?
Where will it take place?
Will I have to go to the hospital?
How long will it take? Will I be awake?
Will it hurt? Will I need anesthesia?
What are the risks? What are the chances of lung
collapse, infection, or bleeding afterward?
How do I prepare for the biopsy? Should I not take
aspirin or eat beforehand?
Should I bring a list of my medications?
Should I bring someone with me?
How long will it take for me to recover? Will I be given
an antibiotic or another drug afterward?
How soon will I know the results and who will explain
them to me?
Will I get a copy of the results?
Who will talk with me about the next steps? When?
Questions about a biopsy to ask your doctor
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