Clinical manifestations of carcinoma of the lung

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Abstract

In 1991 lung cancer will account for 30% of all cancer deaths in this country, or more than 140,000 deaths. One reason for this high mortality rate is our inability to diagnose carcinoma of the lung at an early stage. Carcinoma of the lung is associated with numerous systemic effects. Because many of these are subtle in their clinical presentation, they may be overlooked until more obvious signs of malignancy are present. By this time, the tumor may be no longer amenable to surgical resection, and the chance for cure is lost. The article reviews the clinical manifestations of carcinoma of the lung that may alert the clinician to its presence and perhaps allow earlier diagnosis and prolonged survival.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)21-28
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Thoracic Imaging
Volume7
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1991

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Carcinoma
Lung
Neoplasms
Early Diagnosis
Lung Neoplasms
Mortality

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  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology

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Clinical manifestations of carcinoma of the lung. / Boyars, Michael.

In: Journal of Thoracic Imaging, Vol. 7, No. 1, 1991, p. 21-28.

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