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What tests are required before the lobectomy procedure?

Your doctor will need to have several tests done before he or she can decide that lobectomy is the right treatment option for you.

If the patient is diagnosed with lung cancer, several exams are required in order to see where the cells spread and determine the stage of the cancer. Some of the tests required prior to lobectomy are CT scans, chest x-rays, blood tests, a complete physical exam, PET scans, an electrocardiogram, pulmonary function tests.

We will conduct all these tests in a timely manner so that your doctor can decide what therapy option is suitable for you.

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