2. The Presentation and Diagnosis of Lung Cancer and Mesothelioma

  1. Alison Leary
  1. Neal Navani and
  2. Stephen G. Spiro

Published Online: 3 APR 2013

DOI: 10.1002/9781118702857.ch2

Lung Cancer

Lung Cancer

How to Cite

Navani, N. and Spiro, S. G. (2012) The Presentation and Diagnosis of Lung Cancer and Mesothelioma, in Lung Cancer (ed A. Leary), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., West Sussex, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118702857.ch2

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 3 APR 2013
  2. Published Print: 10 FEB 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405180757

Online ISBN: 9781118702857



  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD);
  • Extrapulmonary intrathoracic disease;
  • Extrathoracic disease;
  • Intrapulmonary disease;
  • Lung cancer and mesothelioma;
  • Non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC);
  • Paraneoplastic syndromes;
  • Pleural effusions;
  • Radiological investigation of lung cancer;
  • Tissue confirmation investigations


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Clinical Features of Lung Cancer

  • Paraneoplastic Syndromes

  • Risk Factors for Lung Cancer

  • Performance Status

  • Investigation of Lung Cancer

  • Staging of Lung Cancer

  • An Algorithm for the Diagnosis and Staging of Non-Small-Cell Lung Cancer

  • Mesothelioma

  • Summary

  • References

  • Further Reading