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How can a bronchoscopy diagnose small cell lung cancer?

In a bronchoscopy, your mouth and throat will be numbed with a spray so that a tube with a light and a small camera (bronchoscope) can be passed down your throat, trachea, and bronchi into your lungs to look for areas of cancer growth. A bronchoscope may also be equipped with a tool for removing part of the cancer for examination in a lab (a procedure known as biopsy). During the procedure, you receive sedatives through an intravenous drip.

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