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You may not have any symptoms, which is one reason lung cancer is difficult to diagnose in early stages. If you do have symptoms, they may include:
Because lung cancer often has no symptoms, the first sign of it may be a suspicious spot on an X-ray or other imaging test. Your doctor may then refer you to us for diagnosis and treatment. We’ll conduct a physical exam and review your health and family history, and then begin testing to diagnose lung cancer and help plan its treatment. The most common tests for diagnosing lung cancer include:
Once lung cancer has been confirmed, you will need additional testing to tailor your treatment plan. Everyone treated at Miami Cancer Institute for lung cancer receives molecular analysis to identify the molecular subtype of the cancer and any markers or characteristics that can be used to target the cancer with powerful therapies that can seek and destroy cancer cells.