Lung Cancer And Lung Nodules
Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death and the fifth most common cancer diagnosed in Australia. Lung cancer starts when abnormal cells grow and multiply in an uncontrolled way. Pulmonary nodules are common. Identification of patients at risk of lung cancer who require further investigation is an important responsibility for general practitioners (GPs). Achieving early diagnosis requires GPs to maintain an appropriate level of suspicion and readiness to investigate in high-risk patients or those with non-resolving symptoms. Preparation by the GP can make a substantial difference to the acceptance of the diagnosis and appropriate treatment.
Multidisciplinary care is the best practice approach to providing evidence-based cancer care. The GP’s role is vital in the early and rapid referral of patients with suspected lung cancer to lung cancer MDTs & an integrated team-based approach to cancer care.
- Identify the risk for lung cancer in a patient with a lesion on CT scan
- Systematically manage a lung nodule to improve patient safety Illustrate how lung cancer is diagnosed and managed
- Outline new lung cancer treatments which greatly improve patient outcomes
- Comprehend bronchoscopy techniques in investigation of lung lesions to assist your patient with options available to them
- Presenter(s):Barton Jennings
- Duration:41.20 min
- Activity ID:170753
- QI&CPD Points:2