Clinical Presentation of Lung Cancer in Adults: A Retrospective Study of 61 Patients from a Teritiary Care Centre in South India

Patil, Navin A (2014) Clinical Presentation of Lung Cancer in Adults: A Retrospective Study of 61 Patients from a Teritiary Care Centre in South India. Intern ational Journal of Basic and Applied Medical Sciences, 4 (1). 195 -197. ISSN 2277 - 2103

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Abstract

Lung cancer has been found to be the commonest cancer in India. However, no studies are available on symptomatic presentation and initial diagnosis .Objective was to find the commonest presentation of lung cancer. All newly histologically diagnosed cases of lung cancer in the Father Muller Hospital were collected over a period of six months (August 2013 to January 2014). A retrospective study was done.Symptomatic presentation and the initial diagnosis were assessed.Sixty one incident cases of lung cancer were seen during the study period. In less than 40 age group patients, female predominance (3 out of 4) was observed. Cough was the most common symptom found in (74%) patients, followed by dyspnea (52%). Primary diagnosis was pneumonia in 32 (52%) followed by carcinoma lung (12%). ESR was high (>20mm in 1st hour) in 48 (78.6%). Lung carcinoma should be strongly considered in the elderly patients presenting as pneumonia.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Cancer; Epidemiology; Pneumonia; Lung; Carcinoma Lung; Tuberculosis
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Manipal > Pharmacology
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 13 May 2014 09:19
Last Modified: 13 May 2014 09:19
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/139524

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