Treatment of Advanced and Metastatic NSCLC: The Patient as the Teacher

Angela Christine Argento, MD


September 28, 2022

Angela Christine Argento, MD, narrates the experience of a young patient unexpectedly diagnosed with metastatic non–small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) who proceeded to chronicle the journey through therapy in order to prompt improvements in the treatment of patients.

By carefully tracking the therapeutic course and analyzing its component parts, the patient assembled a systematic critique of the stages of cancer care, and in meetings with providers offered affirmations for constructive elements, but also suggestions for those aspects which might be adjusted to more adequately fulfill the broader purpose of treatment: the well-being of the patient in their entirety.


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