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Year : 2008  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 74-78

Evaluation of the patient with lung cancer


King Abdulaziz Medical City for National Guard, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Correspondence Address:
Hamdan Al Jahdali
Head Pulmonary Division (Mail code 1445), King Abdulaziz Medical City for National Guard, P.O. Box 22490, Riyadh 11426
Saudi Arabia
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The initial comprehensive evaluation of lung cancer is a critical step in the management of patients afflicted with this disease. The confirmation of diagnosis and the assessment of the disease as well as the patient is the basis of further treatment decision. This manuscript describes the evaluation of patients with suspected lung cancer as well as the subsequent evaluation after diagnosis, especially in the preparation of potentially curative surgical interventions.


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