You can expect your first appointment to be within one to two weeks of your referral. You may need to have additional tests before your visit, including:
Repeat CT imaging at the Stanford Radiology Department
Pulmonary function testing
Routing lab tests
Day of your appointment
Your appointment will include:
Check-in with clinic staff
Visit with one of our doctors
Smoking cessation counseling, if applicable
Meeting with research staff, if you are participating in research studies
"Watchful waiting" and repeated imaging
Many lung nodules need to be observed over time with "watchful waiting." If this is true for you, you will return to the clinic to repeat the same set of imaging tests. You and your doctor will discuss how frequently you will need to come back.
Some imaging scans may suggest a need for a minimally-invasive biopsy. Procedures in these cases vary. Your doctor will work with you to determine the best course.
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Stanford Health Care provides comprehensive services to refer and track patients, as well as the latest information and news for physicians and office staff. For help with all referral needs and questions, visit Referring Physicians.
HOW TO REFER
Fax a referral form with supporting documentation to 650-320-9443.
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