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)

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

  3. Diagnosing Lung Cancer (Cancer Research UK)

  4. Diagnosis (GO2 Foundation for Lung Cancer, formerly the Lung Cancer Alliance)

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

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

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

  8. Lung Cancer Diagnosis (MD Anderson Cancer Center)

  9. Lung Cancer - Diagnosis (NIH)

  10. Getting Diagnosed (Cancer Research UK)

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

  12. Lung Cancer Testing and Diagnosing (International Early Lung and Cardiac Action Program)

  13. Understanding Your Diagnosis: A Guide for the Patient (GO2 Foundation for Lung Cancer, formerly the Lung Cancer Alliance)

  14. EarlyCDT Lung (Oncimmune)



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

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

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

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

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

  6. Types of Lung Cancer Biopsies (CHEST Foundation)

  7. Understanding Lung Cancer Biopsies: A Guide for the Patient (GO2 Foundation for Lung Cancer, formerly the Lung Cancer Alliance)

  8. Understanding Your Lung Biopsy (Verywell)


Pathology Reports

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

  2. Pathology Reports (National Cancer Institute)

  3. Reading a Pathology Report (Cancer.Net)

  4. Understanding Your Lung Cancer Pathology Report (Verywell)

  5. Understanding Your Pathology Report: FAQ Sheet (Association of Directors of Anatomic and Surgical Pathology)

  6. Understanding Your Pathology Report: A Guide for the Patient (GO2 Foundation for Lung Cancer, formerly the Lung Cancer Alliance)

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



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  1. Lung Cancer Stages (Cancer Treatment Center of America)

  2. Lung Cancer Staging (American Joint Committee on Cancer)

  3. Lung Cancer Staging (American Lung Association)

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

  5. Lung Cancer Staging (LUNGevity Foundation)

  6. Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Stages (American Cancer Society)

  7. Small Cell Lung Cancer Stages (American Cancer Society)

  8. Stage 1 and Stage 2 Lung Cancer (Cleveland Clinic) (YouTube)

  9. Stage 3 and Stage 4 Lung Cancer (Cleveland Clinic) (YouTube)

  10. Stages and Grades (Cancer Research UK)

  11. Staging and Grading Cancer (Patient Platform Limited)

  12. Staging Lung Cancer (CHEST)

  13. Staging of Lung Cancer (American Thoracic Society)

  14. Staging of Lung Cancer (Lung Cancer Prognosis)

  15. Staging Lung Cancer & Mutation Testing (Living with Lung Cancer)

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


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After Diagnosis

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

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

  3. Lung Cancer Diagnosis (Compass Oncology)


Interactive Worksheets

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

  2. Personal Lung Cancer Profile: Lung Cancer Type, Location & Staging (The Lung Cancer Research Foundation, formerly Free to Breathe)


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)



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