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Indb 46 adequate nutrition, and minimizing stress can all help your ability to fight your disease and withstand the effects of your cancer treatment (see Section 9). 3/9/09 12:51:09 PM 1 0 0 Q u e s t i o n s â•ƒ & â•ƒ A n s w e r s A b o u t L u n g C a n c e r • Assembling a medical team. You need to find doctors coping with your diagnosis whom you can trust and who will provide you with excellent care. This may involve getting second opinions. You should keep in mind that good communication with all members of your medical Â�team—Â�including support Â�personnel—Â�is critical to the quality of care you receive (see Question 19).
Palliative care specialist A physician trained in pain management. One of your primary responsibilities as a lung cancer patient is to be sure that you are getting the best care possible, starting with your choice of doctors. • Oncology social worker: a social worker trained to provide counseling and practical assistance to cancer patients. Social workers can help you locate services such as transportation, support groups, and home care. They can also provide assistance with insurance and financial Â�issues.
In addition, broncheoalveolar cancers are sometimes so slow growing that they do not use a lot of glucose and thus can be falsely negative on PET scan. Finally, our brains use so much glucose that it is difficult to see a cancer or tumor in the brain on PET Â�scan. Bone scan An imaging test in which a radionuclear substance is injected into the veins and taken up by the bones in areas of potential metastatic disease. diagnosis and staging 17. Which tests and procedures are used to detect whether my lung cancer has spread beyond my chest?