Diagnosing Lung Cancer

Though lung cancer is among the most common cancers, diagnosing lung cancer at an early stage when it is most treatable remains a focus for doctors and other healthcare providers. Arriving at a lung cancer diagnosis is different for each patient but tests are often based on factors such as your medical history, symptoms and a CT or PET scan to help determine where the tumor is located and if it has spread. In addition to a CT or PET scan, patients may also undergo additional tests for confirmation. To learn more about these tests, visit the American Lung Association.