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Delay in diagnosis of lung cancer: a case report


Ching, Siew Mooi and Chia, Yook Chin and Cheong, Ai Theng (2014) Delay in diagnosis of lung cancer: a case report. Pertanika Journal of Science & Technology, 22 (2). pp. 587-592. ISSN 0128-7680; ESSN: 2231-8526


This case report highlights delay in the diagnosis of adenoma carcinoma of the lung in a female patient who has never smoked. It took three months to reach the diagnosis of stage IV lung carcinoma despite the presence of symptoms and an abnormal chest radiograph finding from the beginning. The clinical characteristics and predictors of missed opportunities for an early diagnosis of lung cancer are discussed. In this case, patient and doctor factors contributed to the delay in diagnosis. Thus, early suspicions of lung cancer in a woman with the presence of respiratory symptoms despite being a non-smoker are important in primary care setting.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine and Health Science
Publisher: Universiti Putra Malaysia Press
Keywords: Adenocarcinoma; Lung cancer; Female; Delay diagnosis; Non-smoke
Depositing User: Najah Mohd Ali
Date Deposited: 27 Nov 2015 01:19
Last Modified: 27 Nov 2015 01:19
URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/40623
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