NCCN Guidelines for Patients
: Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
Part 3: Tools
American Cancer Society
National Cancer Institute
Review of Part 3
A biopsy removes small samples of tissue or fluid to test for cancer.
A biopsy may be done before any treatment or at the time of surgery.
Samples are removed either with a needle or scope inserted through the skin or by a scope
guided down the trachea or esophagus.