Module 3. Diagnosis and Staging of Lung Cancer

Animation - Diagnosis and Screening of Lung Cancer

This animation explains how most patients with lung cancer are diagnosed. Some patients are diagnosed early (before they feel symptoms) because their doctors notice something in a chest x-ray or another test that was done for other reasons. Doctors use several methods and tests for diagnosing lung cancer and this animation will help you to discuss these options with your doctor. This animation also reviews people who are at higher risk for lung cancer and whether they should be screened for lung cancer. Screening is very important to increase the chances of detecting lung cancer early. The earlier the diagnosis the better the outcomes.
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Animation - Diagnosis and Screening of Lung Cancer
1. Animation - Diagnosis and Screening of Lung Cancer
Slide Show - Diagnosis and Screening of Lung Cancer
2. Slide Show - Diagnosis and Screening of Lung Cancer
Animation - Staging of Lung Cancer
3. Animation - Staging of Lung Cancer
Slide Show - Staging of Lung Cancer
4. Slide Show - Staging of Lung Cancer

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This educational activity has been developed by
A Breath of Hope Lung Foundation and Mechanisms in Medicine Inc.

This activity is supported by an independent educational grant from Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation Inc., and a Celgene Patient Advocacy Sponsorship.

This website is part of the Animated Patient™ series developed by Mechanisms in Medicine Inc., to provide highly visual formats of learning for patients to improve their understanding, make informed decisions, and partner with their health care professionals for optimal outcomes.