Key Points

• Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths in U.S. men and women.

• Smoking is the most serious and prevalent risk factor for lung cancer.

• Any pulmonary symptoms persisting beyond 3 weeks are indications for diagnostic evaluation. Smokers and patients older than 40 years should receive a more aggressive workup.

• High-resolution CT is more sensitive than chest radiography for diagnosing lung cancer. CT also provides anatomic detail for staging and operability.

• Patients with stage I, non-small cell carcinoma have 50% 5-year survival with appropriate surgical resection.

• The family physician plays a central role in facilitating family conversations about diagnostic and treatment options, advance directives, palliative care, and other end-of-life decisions.

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