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Investigations and management of lung cancer

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M Abeer MRCP, J Morjaria MD, MRCP, Dr JA Kastelik MD, FRCP
Foundation Years Journal, volume 9, issue 4, p.32 (123Doc Education, London, April 2015)


Lung cancer is the second most common cancer diagnosed in the UK. The investigations and management of patients with lung cancer remains complex. In the UK it involves a multidisciplinary team approach, which includes close working between respiratory physicians, oncologists, cardiothoracic surgeons, radiologists, histopathologists, palliative care team and specialist nurses. The investigations of patients with lung cancer have also become multifarious, as new technologies such as positron emission tomography scanning, endobronchial or endoscopic ultrasound have acquired wider use. Moreover, the management of patients with lung cancer has become more complex as new chemotherapy and radiotherapy modalities have been developed. The understanding therefore of the modes of presentation of patients with lung cancer is pivotal as it may result in early detection. Moreover the awareness of investigational pathways and therapeutic options remains an important aspect of managing this devastating condition.

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M Abeer MRCP

Department of Respiratory Medicine
Castle Hill Hospital, Castle Road, Cottingham
East Yorkshire HU16 5JQ

J Morjaria MD, MRCP

Department of Academic Respiratory Medicine
University of Hull, Hull York Medical School
Castle Hill Hospital, Castle Road, Cottingham
East Yorkshire, HU16 5JQ

Dr JA Kastelik MD, FRCP (Corresponding author)

Department of Respiratory Medicine
Hull University, Hull York Medical School
Castle Hill Hospital, Castle Road, Cottingham
East Yorkshire, HU16 5JQ


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