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1st Dr. Visit this afternoon

Robert  A.

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Taking my wife to see the Pulmonologist this afternoon, is this just to confirm the scans? Does he decide the course of action? She already has a appointment with an Oncologist Monday.

Sorry if the question has been asked and answered before but I am not very computer savvy. Thanks Robert.

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Hi Robert,

These are good questions.  The pulmonologist will confirm the scan and order the biopsy which is typically CT guided. 
Once the initial biopsy comes back from pathology, the PET scan is next.  The pulmonologist will only do a preliminary diagnosis, the oncologist determines the specific sub-type of lung cancer.  
Ultimately the oncologist will determine the treatment plan.  I hope it goes well.  

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