Needle or incisional biopsy may be performed depending on the location or size of the tumor.
Radiographic tests will be performed to determine if the resection of the tumor is possible and how involved the reconstruction will likely be including use of muscle or omentum (a fatty membrane cover your bowel) flaps and skin grafts. This is done with the assistance of one of our plastic surgeons.
A patient’s age and other health conditions are taken into consideration.
A multidisciplinary tumor board made up of our team will stage your cancer and develop a suitable treatment plan for you.
If surgery is an option, a CT scan of the chest and upper abdomen, and possibly a PET scan will be done.
If tests reveal that the tumor is growing into the lung, pulmonary function studies may also be performed.
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