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How can I prepare for an appointment for non-small cell lung cancer?

Brian D. Mott, MD
Thoracic Surgery (Cardiothoracic Vascular)

If you’re going to see a specialist to diagnose or treat your suspected lung cancer bring the following:

  • List of all medications.
  • List of past medical history including any surgeries or chronic conditions like diabetes.
  • Bring any copies of radiology tests you have like CT, PET, MRI, etc. 

 


If you or your doctor thinks you have non-small cell lung cancer, you will need to see an oncologist, which is a doctor who specializes in the treatment of cancer. Before you see the oncologist, make sure to ask about and follow any dietary or other restrictions. Make a list of your symptoms, even those that you think may be unrelated to non-small cell lung cancer. The oncologist will need your medical records and a list of any medications, vitamins, or supplements you are currently taking or have used in the past. Tell the oncologist about any recent stressful events or life changes you may have undergone.

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