Jared Weiss, MD, implores clinicians to ask "what else?" to dig a little deeper when encountering patients with non–small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) and move away from the idea of an epiphany produced by a single diagnosis.
Dr Weiss uses a patient experience to illustrate this point. A young patient was diagnosed with squamous lung cancer, an atypical diagnosis for a "never-smoker." Dr Weiss dug a little deeper by asking "what else?" and discovered that the patient had the rare squamous variant, NUT carcinoma, a diagnosis which altered the course of patient care.
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