Lung Cancer

Lung cancer is a malignant tumour that starts in the cells of the lung. Malignant means that it can spread, or metastasize, to other parts of the body. When cancer starts in lung cells, it is called primary lung cancer.

Who gets lung cancer?



A number of tests may be required in order to accurately diagnose and stage lung cancer.

These include:

Blood tests

Bone scan


CT Scan

Electrocardiogram (ECG)

Endobronchial Ultrasound (EBUS)

Lung Needle Biopsy



PET Scan

Pulmonary Function Tests (breathing tests)



Staging Lung Cancer


Stage I

Lung Stage I


Stage II

Lung Stage II


Stage III

Lung Stage III


Stage IV

Lung Stage IV


Treatment Options

Bronchoscopy & Mediastinoscopy


Introduction to LRCP Chemotherapy Video

Introduction to LRCP Radiation Therapy Video

Palliative Care

Clinical Trials


Lung Cancer Surgery Information

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Last Updated April 20, 2018 | © 2007, LHSC, London Ontario Canada