Module 3. Diagnosis and Staging of Lung Cancer

What does pulmonary lung function mean and how is it tested?

Pulmonary lung function testing is one of the essential ways that doctors use to decide if you are a candidate for lung cancer surgery. It’s a breathing test and someone on your healthcare team will coach you on how to do this test. Sometimes patients get nervous about this test. It’s important to do it well and to the best of your ability. Some doctors even suggest a second time for the testing to make very sure that it is as accurate as possible.

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Animation - Diagnosis and Screening of Lung Cancer
1. Animation - Diagnosis and Screening of Lung Cancer
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