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Even if a lung cancer is not curable, it is almost always treatable. And it's not just that advanced lung cancer is curable. The newer treatment options often have fewer side effects than conventional chemotherapy.How is lung cancer diagnosed and treated?
Though exams of mucus or lung fluid may reveal fully developed cancer cells, diagnosis of lung cancer is usually confirmed through a lung biopsy. With the patient lightly anesthetized, the doctor guides a thin, lighted tube through the nose or mouth and down the air passages to the site of the tumor, where a tiny tissue sample can be removed.