NCCN Guidelines for Patients
: Lung Cancer Screening
Part 7: Dictionary
Major scarring of lung tissue.
A doctor who’s an expert in lung
Treatment with radiation.
A doctor who’s an expert in reading
Radioactive material used to make
images of the body.
A gas without odor, taste, or color that
is made from uranium as it decays.
A tool that holds back the edges of a
Something that increases the chance
of getting a disease.
Supportive fibers formed to heal a
Inhaled smoke from a lit smoking
product or that was exhaled from a
A drug that helps a person relax or go
Surgical removal of a large part of a
A natural mineral mostly found in
Small-cell lung cancer
Lung cancer of small, round cells.
A small mass of tissue of high density.
An operation to remove or repair
The normal tissue around the tumor
removed during surgery.
A doctor who’s an expert in surgery
within the chest.
Surgery done through a large cut to
remove all or part of the lungs.
A mass of cells.
A silvery-white metallic chemical.
Video-assisted thoracic surgery
Use of thin tools inserted between the
ribs to do work in the chest.
Surgical removal of a small part of a
A coarse, whistling sound while