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Known diagnosis of lung cancer 

Known diagnosis of lung cancer
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Known diagnosis of lung cancer
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10.1093/med/9780199202447.003.0036
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date: 19 October 2019

Introduction 232

Respiratory symptoms related to lung cancer 232

Primarily non-respiratory symptoms related to lung cancer 233

Attendance as a complication of therapy 233

Presentation with unrelated illness 234

Assessment and evaluation 234

Management 234

Lung cancer is the most common cause of cancer death in the UK and therefore is likely to present to the acute physician at some time. This chapter deals briefly with lung cancer itself; for more detailed information see OHRM, Chapter 18. Patients with a known diagnosis of lung cancer may present acutely with symptoms due to the primary problem of the lung cancer itself (which may or may not be with primarily respiratory symptoms), complications of treatment, or a respiratory presentation due to coexisting respiratory disease....

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