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NCCN Guidelines for Patients

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Lung Cancer Screening, Version 1.2017

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How can you learn more?

Questions to ask your doctors

Questions about biopsies

1. What type of biopsy will I have?

2. Where will it take place?

3. How long will it take? Will I be awake?

4. Will it hurt? Will I need anesthesia?

5. What are the risks? What are the chances of lung collapse, infection, or bleeding afterward?

6. How do I prepare for the biopsy? Should I not take aspirin or eat beforehand?

7. Should I bring someone with me?

8. How long will it take for me to recover? Will I be given an antibiotic or another drug afterward?

9. Will I get a copy of the results?How soon will I know the results and who will explain them to me?

10. Who will talk about the next steps? When?