Lung cancer diagnosis

If you have symptoms of lung cancer, your doctors will perform a number of tests to obtain a diagnosis, and work out whether the cancer has spread beyond the lung. This information will help your health care team develop a treatment plan.

Many people feel understandably shocked and upset when told they have lung cancer. If you need support, call Cancer Council 13 11 20

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