Ppurple and gold lung cancerlease click on any of the links below to learn more about how lung cancer is diagnosed along with other helpful information on lung cancer biopsies, lung cancer staging, and pathology reports:




  1. Cancer Diagnosis Checklist (Taking Charge of Your Health & Wellbeing) (worksheet)

  2. Diagnosing Cancer of the Lung: Caring for People with Cancer (Irish Cancer Society) (booklet)

  3. Diagnosing Lung Cancer (Cancer Research UK) (web page)

  4. Diagnosing Lung Cancer (Lung Cancer Alliance) (web page)

  5. How Is Lung Cancer Diagnosed (American Lung Association) (web page)

  6. How Lung Cancer is Diagnosed (Macmillan Cancer Support) (web page)

  7. Living with Lung Cancer: Lung Cancer Tests (Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation) (patient handout)

  8. Lung Cancer Diagnosis (MD Anderson Cancer Center) (web page)

  9. Lung Cancer - Diagnosis (NIH) (web page)

  10. Lung Cancer Tests to Diagnose (Cancer Research UK) (web page)

  11. Lung Cancer: Tests and Diagnosis (Mayo Clinic) (web page)

  12. Lung Cancer Testing and Diagnosing (International Early Lung and Cardiac Action Program, I-ELCAP) (web page)

  13. Understanding Your Diagnosis: A Guide for the Patient  (Lung Cancer Alliance) (patient brochure)



  1. An Illustrated Guide to Blood Biopsies (Broad Institute) (infographic)

  2. After a Biopsy: Making the Diagnosis (Cancer.Net) (web page)

  3. Biopsy for Lung Cancer (Cancer Treatment Centers of America) (web page)

  4. Learn About Lung Biopsies (CHEST Foundation) (video, YouTube)

  5. Liquid Biopsy Study (Dana-Farber Cancer Institute) (video, YouTube)

  6. Types of Lung Cancer Biopsies (CHEST Foundation) (handout)

  7. Understanding Lung Cancer Biopsies: A Guide for the Patient (Lung Cancer Alliance) (Booklet, Understanding Series Guide)

  8. Understanding Your Lung Biopsy (Verywell) (web page)


Pathology Reports

  1. How To Read Your Pathology Report (College of American Pathologist) (handout)

  2. Pathology Reports (National Cancer Institute) (web page)

  3. Reading a Pathology Report (Cancer.Net) (web page)

  4. Understanding Your Lung Cancer Pathology Report (Verywell) (web page)

  5. Understanding Your Pathology Report: FAQ Sheet (Association of Directors of Anatomic and Surgical Pathology, ADASP) (Lung Cancer handout)

  6. Understanding Your Pathology Report: A Guide for the Patient  (Lung Cancer Alliance) (Booklet, Understanding Series Guide)

  7. Understanding Your Pathology Report: Lung Cancer (American Cancer Society) (web page)



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  1. Lung Cancer Info: Staging (Free to Breathe) (web page)

  2. Lung Cancer Stages (Cancer Treatment Center of America) (web page)

  3. Lung Cancer Staging (American Joint Committee on Cancer) (7th Edition, handout)

  4. Lung Cancer Staging (American Lung Association) (web page)

  5. Lung Cancer Staging (Khan Academy& American Association of Colleges of Nursing Collaboration) (video, YouTube)

  6. Lung Cancer Staging (LUNGevity Foundation) (web page)

  7. Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Stages (American Cancer Society) (web page)

  8. Small Cell Lung Cancer Stages (American Cancer Society) (web page)

  9. Stage 1 and Stage 2 Lung Cancer (Cleveland Clinic) (video, YouTube)

  10. Stage 3 and Stage 4 Lung Cancer (Cleveland Clinic) (video, YouTube)

  11. Stages and Grades (Cancer Research UK) (web page)

  12. Staging and Grading Cancer (Patient Platform Limited) (handout)

  13. Staging Lung Cancer (CHEST) (interactive web page)

  14. Staging of Lung Cancer (American Thoracic Society) (Patient Information Series handout)

  15. Staging of Lung Cancer (Staging of NSCLC & Staging of SCLC) (Lung Cancer Prognosis) (web page)

  16. Staging Lung Cancer & Mutation Testing (Living with Lung Cancer) (web page

  17. What Do You Need to Know About Lung Cancer Staging? (NavigateLungCancer.org) (handout)


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After Diagnosis

  1. 7 Things You Should Do After Your Cancer Diagnosis (OncoGambit) (web page)

  2. I’ve Been Diagnosed with Lung Cancer. What’s Next? (LungCancer.net) (web page)

  3. Lung Cancer Diagnosis (Compass Oncology) (web page)


Interactive Worksheets

  1. "Your Lungs" (Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation) (interactive)

  2. Personal Lung Cancer Profile: Lung Cancer Type, Location & Staging (Free to Breathe) (tear sheet)


Video Library

  1. Do I Need a Second Opinion? (Lung Cancer Foundation of America) (YouTube)



  1. Diagnostics in Small Cell Lung Cancer: How Diagnostics Help Inform Treatment Decisions (CancerCare)

  2. Lung Biopsy Podcast (Mon Health Medical Center)



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