Table of Contents Table of Contents
Previous Page  44 / 58 Next Page
Show Menu
Previous Page 44 / 58 Next Page
Page Background


NCCN Guidelines for Patients



Lung Cancer Screening, Version 1.2017


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?