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Humanidades Médicas

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MONTEAGUDO CANTO, Alina; ROMERO SANCHEZ, Ramón Ezequiel  y  SALAZAR CUETO, Carlos E. Lung Cancer: ethical proposal for establishing a swift diagnosis. Rev Hum Med [online]. 2007, vol.7, n.2. ISSN 1727-8120.

The concept of lung cancer is defined and detailed information about this disease epidemiology and clinical characteristics is offered. The different diagnostic methods are mentioned, being also explained the new technologies used for the diagnosis. The local, national and world context of the illness is presented. The inadmissible delays in the hospital diagnosis are clearly denounced and the thesis that negotiation and oncological thought should act in unison is defended. Some considerations about the necessity of establishing a prompt and effective diagnosis of lung cancer are made and a diagnostic algorithm is proposed to diminish the time of diagnosis for this illness in the University Hospital "Manuel Ascunce Domenech". Subsequently, it is explained in detail how the Algorithm works. Last, other fine solutions are exposed to speed up the diagnosis and to make it in a more humane way: the quick ambulatory study or the creation of hospital multidisciplinary units to treat a bronchogenic carcinoma


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