NCCN Guidelines for Patients® | Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer - page 35

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NCCN Guidelines for Patients
®
: Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
Version 1.2014
Part 5: Tests by cancer stage
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5.1 Pulmonary function tests
Describes the tests used to assess how well
your lungs work.
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5.2 Imaging tests
Describes the tests used to see how far the
cancer has spread.
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5.3 Biopsy tests
Describes the tests used to confirm if cancer
is present.
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5.4 Molecular tests
Describes the tests of gene changes for
widespread lung cancer.
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Tools
Lists helpful questions to ask your doctor
about tests.
Part 5 describes the recommended tests based on
the clinical stage of the cancer. The tests in Part 5
help your doctors assess if surgery is an option, how
far the cancer has spread, and treatment options for
widespread lung cancer. If you have had these tests
recently, they are not needed again.
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