Several tests will allow your doctor to make a lung cancer diagnosis: If you have any symptoms of lung your doctor may order a chest X-ray. A chest X-ray of someone with lung cancer may show a visible mass or nodule. This mass will look like a white spot on your lungs, while the lung itself will appear black.
The stage the lung cancer is at — whether it has spread to other parts of the body After looking at those things, doctors may recommend one or more of these treatments: Pneumonectomy: doctors remove one entire lung (people can breathe using the remaining lung). Lobectomy: doctors remove a section of the lung (a lobe).
However, more common symptoms of lung cancer include a persistent cough, shortness of breath, coughing up blood, and unexplained weight loss. Treatment will differ depending on the type and severity of lung cancer. Some of the treatment options for lung cancer can also cause skin symptoms.