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?

Lungs

Diagnosis

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

These include:

Blood tests

Bone scan

Bronchoscopy

CT Scan

Electrocardiogram (ECG)

Endobronchial Ultrasound (EBUS)

Lung Needle Biopsy

Mediastinoscopy

MRI

PET Scan

Pulmonary Function Tests (breathing tests)

Ultrasound

 

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

Surgery

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