Small Cell Carcinoma of Lung tests
Small Cell Carcinoma of Lung

Tests could include:

  • A bronchoscopy is a test that allows doctors to examine your airways. An instrument called a bronchoscope is threaded through your nose and down your throat to reach your lungs. The bronchoscope has a light source and a viewing device. The broncho...
    Source:HLCMS
  • Brochoscopy is a simple medical procedure. It is used to see inside the lungs. Bronchoscopy can be combined with a procedure to collect pieces of lung tissue. This is called a transbronchial lung biopsy. A lung biopsy allows a doctor to test for m...
    Source:HLCMS
  • An X-ray is an imaging test that uses small amounts of radiation to produce pictures of the organs, tissues, and bones of the body. When focused on the chest, it can help spot abnormalities or diseases of the airways, blood vessels, bones, heart, ...
    Source:HLCMS
  • A carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) test is a blood test used to help diagnose and manage certain types of cancers, especially cancer of the colon. The test measures the amount of CEA present in the blood. If you already have cancer, this test helps ...
    Source:HLCMS
  • A computerized tomography scan (CT or CAT scan) is a series of cross-sectional X-ray images of your body. CT scans are used to examine your bones and soft tissues for damage or abnormalities. Often, these images can be combined to create a 3D pict...
    Source:HLCMS
  • Endoscopy is a procedure that uses a specialized flexible tube with an attached camera to view and operate on the internal organs. This allows surgeons to view problems within your body without having to make large incisions. It is often performed...
    Source:HLCMS
  • A brain biopsy is a procedure used to remove a tumor or a piece of tissue from the brain so that it can be examined under a microscope to diagnose illness.
    Source:HLCMS
  • The thyroid is an important organ in your endocrine system that releases hormones that regulate many of the functions in your body. The thyroid gland is found at the base of the neck, just below the Adam’s apple. Sometimes small nodules, or ...
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  • In some cases, your doctor may decide that he or she needs a sample of your tissue or your cells to help diagnose an illness or identify a cancer. This removal of tissue or cells is called a biopsy. While a biopsy may sound scary, it's important t...
    Source:HLCMS
  • Between the lungs and the chest wall there is a small space called the "pleural space." This space typically contains approximately four teaspoons of fluid. Certain conditions, including tumors, pneumonia, heart failure, or lung illnesses, can cau...
    Source:HLCMS
  • Positron emission tomography (PET) is a sophisticated medical imaging technique. It uses a radioactive tracer to pinpoint differences in tissues on the molecular level. PET scans can detect differences in body functions, such as blood flow, use of...
    Source:HLCMS
  • A positron emission tomography (PET) scan is an imaging test that allows doctors to check for disease in the body. The scan uses radioactive tracers in a special dye. These tracers are injected into an arm vein and absorbed by organs and tissues. ...
    Source:HLCMS
  • A complete blood count, or CBC, is an easy and very common test that screens for certain disorders that can affect your health. A CBC measures several components of your blood and can help diagnose a broad range of conditions, from anemia and infe...
    Source:HLCMS
  • Lymph nodes are small, oval-shaped organs located in different areas of your body. They are found close to internal organs such as the stomach, intestines, and lungs and are most commonly noted in the armpits, the groin, and the neck. Lymph nodes ...
    Source:HLCMS
  • From asthma to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), there are a variety of conditions that can affect the lungs. Wheezing or general shortness of breath may be signs that the lungs are not functioning exactly as they should be. When patie...
    Source:HLCMS
  • Pulmonary function tests are a group of tests that measure how well your lungs work. This includes how well you are able to breathe and how well your lungs are able to supply oxygen to the rest of your body. Your doctor may order these tests: if y...
    Source:HLCMS
  • A magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan is a noninvasive test that uses magnets and radio waves to create images of the inside of your body. It allows doctors to see details of your organs and tissues without having to make any incisions. Accordin...
    Source:HLCMS
  • Magnetic resonance imaging (or MRI) is a type of noninvasive imaging test that uses magnets and radio waves to create pictures of the inside of the body. Unlike a CT scan, an MRI uses no radiation and is considered a safer alternative, especially ...
    Source:HLCMS
  • Magnetic resonance imaging (or MRI) is a type of noninvasive imaging test that uses magnets and radio waves to create pictures of the inside of the body. Unlike a CT scan, an MRI uses no radiation and is considered a safer alternative, especially ...
    Source:HLCMS
  • A bone scan is an imaging test that safely uses a very small amount of radioactive dye to help diagnose problems with your bones. This test reveals problems with bone metabolism. The normal process of bone metabolism includes how bones are broken ...
    Source:HLCMS
  • Bone marrow aspiration is a procedure that takes a sample from the soft tissue inside your bones. Bone marrow is the spongy tissue found inside bones. The bone marrow contains cells that produce white blood cells, red blood cells, and platelets in...
    Source:HLCMS
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