A physician office visit is often the first step in diagnosing lung cancer. The physical exam provides valuable information to the doctor.
Is important to remember that the information you provide to the doctor is critical in evaluating lung cancer. Make sure your doctor is aware of any risk factors (see Risk Factors for Lung Cancer) that you might have regarding lung cancer. Additionally, tell your doctor if you are having any of the signs or symptoms of lung cancer (see Signs and Symptoms).