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You have probably gone through numerious diagnostic tests after the initial consultation at your pulmonologist. Diagnostic tests are useful to determine the type of tumor and the extent of the disease.

In some scenarios, patients are sent to surgery because previous tests did not offer a definitive result. In these cases, surgery plays a double role, as a diagnostic tool and treatment modality. A surgical approach may be needed to ascertain information about your disease. If this is the case, your surgeon will explain you about procedures such as navigational bronchoscopy, EBUS, mediastinoscopy (VAM, VAMLA), mediastinostomy or VATS approaches for lymph node biopsy or resectability evaluation of your tumor.

For more information about diagnosing non-small cell lung cancer, please click here.

Surgical Procedures


Further information about cancer diagnosis can be found here


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