About Lung Cancer

About Lung Cancer

Understand the basics of lung cancer, diagnosis and different treatment options

Positron Emission Tomography (PET) Scan

A type of imaging scan that is used to tell if lung cancer has spread to other parts of the body. For this test, a form of radioactive sugar (known as FDG) is injected into the blood. Because cancer cells in the body are growing quickly, they absorb more of the radioactive sugar. This radioactivity can be seen with a special camera.12

 

 

 

 

 

12. ACS. Tests for Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer. Available at: https://www.cancer.org/cancer/non-small-cell-lung-cancer/detection-diagnosis-staging/how-diagnosed.html. Accessed 2: May 2019.