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Referral advice recommendation:A patient who presents with symptoms suggestive of lung cancer should be referred to a team specialising in the management of lung cancer, depending on local arrangements. An urgent referral for a chest X-ray should be made when a patient presents with haemoptysis, or any of the following unexplained persistent (that is, lasting more than 3 weeks) symptoms and signs: chest and/or shoulder pain, dyspnoea, weight loss, chest signs, hoarseness, finger clubbing, cervical and/or supraclavicular lymphadenopathy, cough with or without any of the above, features suggestive of metastasis from a lung cancer (for example, in brain, bone, liver or skin).
Recommendation ID:265
Referral advice category:Urgent

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Guidance ID:CG27
Issue date:June 2005
Paragraph number:1.3
Page number:15
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