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How is lung cancer diagnosed?


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Speaker: Silvia Novello, MD, PhD

Key Messages From "What does performance status refer to?"

  • A patient’s performance status is their general level of fitness, which may affect his or her ability to tolerate treatment for lung cancer.


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