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Lung cancer and mesothelioma

Peter Hoskin and Wendy Makin

in Oncology for Palliative Medicine

Second edition

Published in print August 2003 | ISBN: 9780192628114
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191730115 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192628114.003.0007
Lung cancer and mesothelioma

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This chapter focuses on lung cancer or the carcinoma of the bronchial tree, which is often associated with smoking and mesothelioma, or the malignancy arising from the pleural or peritoneal surfaces due to exposure to asbestos. The first section focuses on lung cancer, with discussions on its pathology and natural history, its prognosis, its common symptoms, and its symptom management. The second section of the chapter describes mesothelioma and discusses its history, clinical features, symptoms, and symptom management. A case history and practice points are provided at the end of the chapter.

Keywords: lung cancer; bronchial tree; mesothelioma; peritoneal surfaces; asbestos; lung

Chapter.  4412 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Palliative Medicine

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