Persistent cough & fever.

Chief Complaint A 44 y/o female presents with the complaint of cough and low-grade fever for about a month with no relief on medication. History Patient is hypertensive. No other past medical or surgical history. Vitals BP: 135/85 mmhg, HR: 76 bpm, Resp rate: 16 bpm, Temp: 98.4 degree F Investigations Radiograph was done because of persistent cough. It shows an uneven area in the left lung. We decided to go for CT thorax, shows nodule in the left lung with lymphadenopathies. FNAC was done which was indicative of small-cell lung cancer. No metastasis was noted. Treatment What is your advice?

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NEED'S.. CHEMOTHERAPY..WITH.. ONCOLOGISTS OPINION..

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PET scan. Oncologist reference for expert management.

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Staging of cancer followed by resection ..oncology opinion

Surgery. Radiotherapy

Chemoradiotherapy Sos surgical intervention

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