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Clinical focus: Lung cancer

Lung cancer

Articles (Lung cancer)

Diagnosis and staging of disease
Early detection of lung cancer can improve treatment outcomes. Pharmacists should take an active role in raising people’s awareness of lung cancer signs and symptoms and ensure prompt referral to GPs
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First-line treatment for non-small cell lung cancer is surgery; but many patients are not suitable and, for these patients, management may involve radiotherapy, chemotherapy or newer targeted therapies 
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April 2011’s questions are based on the CLINICAL FOCUS articles on Lung cancer, which were commissioned from independent authors.

The information below helps you to identify knowledge gaps and undertake continuing professional development.

The questions can be

  • viewed/printed as a PDF (40K)

This online module will close on 28 June 2011

Lifelong LearningAnswers

When you have completed the module your answers will be submitted for marking and Clinical Pharmacist will send you a certificate and your results by email within two weeks of the module closing.

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How to undertake continuing professional development

Reflect on your gaps in knowledge

  • What symptoms are suggestive of lung cancer?
  • What targeted therapies are available for the treatment of advanced non-small cell lung cancer?
  • What kind of monitoring is required for patients undergoing treatment for lung cancer?

Act to enhance your practice

  • Read the CLINICAL FOCUS articles in this issue (pp106-114)


  • What have you learnt?
  • How has it added to the value of your practice?
  • What will you do now and how will this be achieved?

The questions on Lung cancer have been approved by the Royal Pharmaceutical Society using an independent reviewer as a resource to support your professional development.

Consider making this activity one of your nine CPD entries this year.

Citation: Clinical Pharmacist URI: 11072150

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