Molecular profiling — testing your tumor for molecular biomarkers — is changing the way some lung cancers are diagnosed and treated based on their genetic differences.
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Use this interactive tool to create a personalized discussion guide for your next doctor visit. Simply check the box below that most accurately describes your situation and click the “create guide” button to get started.
- What type of lung cancer do I have?
- What stage is my lung cancer? Has it spread outside my lung?
- What are the treatment options for my lung cancer?
- Should my tumor be tested for biomarkers?
- Which biomarkers should be tested for my tumor profile? Why?
- How could molecular testing affect my course of treatment?
- Is there enough biopsy tissue for this testing? Will I need another biopsy?
- How much does molecular testing cost? Is it covered by my insurance?
- How long will it take to get the results of this testing?
- What molecular test were performed, and what were the results?
- How could these test results affect my course of treatment?
- What treatment approach do you recommend, and why?
- Are there other biomarker tests that should be performed?
- Can I acquire new or different lung cancer biomarkers over time?
- How do I know if I am a potential candidate for a clinical trial?
- Are there clinical trials that might help me based on my test results?
- Where can I get information about clinical trials?