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Can a Pulmonary Function Test Detect Lung Cancer?

When you have breathing problems or other possible symptoms of lung cancer, your doctor might recommend having a pulmonary function test done. These tests show how well your lungs perform when you breathe in and out. While these tests are done for a number of reasons, detecting lung cancer is one of them. Who Needs …

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What to Expect at a Pulmonary Function Test

Pulmonary function tests help doctors diagnose certain diseases and conditions. They also give doctors detailed information on how your lungs function. If you have signs of lung disease or other respiratory problems, your doctor might recommend having a pulmonary test done. Why Are They Done? These tests measure your lung capacity, lung volume, gas exchange, …

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What is a Pulmonary Function Test?

If you’re experiencing symptoms such as chronic cough or shortness of breath, your doctor may want to perform a pulmonary function test to gain more information about your condition. In this blog, New York City pulmonologist Dr. Marc Bowen of MXBowen, Physician P.C., Health & Breathing Center explains what a pulmonary function test is and …

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Frequently Asked Questions About Pulmonary Function Testing in NYC

A Pulmonary Function Test, also known as a PFT, is a noninvasive test that helps a doctor assess how your lungs are functioning. This type of test has evolved over the years in terms of what’s involved with performing the test and where it can be done. Traditionally, a lab environment was where PFTs were …

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