Which patient groups may require additional workup for non–small cell lung cancer (NSCLC)?

Updated: Jul 15, 2021
  • Author: Winston W Tan, MD, FACP; Chief Editor: Nagla Abdel Karim, MD, PhD  more...
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Patients with CNS metastasis, immunosuppression, superior vena cava syndrome (SVCS), Pancoast tumor, and/or Ogilvie intestinal pseudo-obstruction may require specific workup, as described below. If no pathologic process is present, discharge the patient with a prescription for continuous analgesic use until follow-up care can be arranged with the patient’s personal physician. [62]


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