Fast Five Quiz: How Much Do You Know About Lung Cancer?

Emmanuel C. Besa, MD


April 04, 2016

Staging workup for all patients with lung cancer should include the following:

  • CT of the chest and upper abdomen

  • Complete blood cell count with differential

  • Serum chemistry studies, including creatinine, electrolyte, and calcium levels

  • Alkaline phosphate measurement

  • Aspartate aminotransferase measurement

  • Pulmonary function testing (only required if surgical resection is being considered)

  • Mediastinoscopy (only required if surgical resection is being considered)

For more on the workup of lung cancer, read here.


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