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`I've had this cough': lung cancer diagnosis

`I've had this cough': lung cancer diagnosis



Time to Complete

0.5 hours


November 13, 2015


November 13, 2017

Programme Description

Dr Jaishree Bhosle presents key learning points for GPs on diagnosis of lung cancer.

This 35-minute activity is comprised of audio and presentation slides from MIMS Clinical Update 2014, with the kind permission of The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust.

NB: This presentation was delivered before the launch of NICE guidelines on referral for suspected cancer, which include recommendations on lung cancer and can be found at

Educational Objectives

After reading this activity healthcare professionals should be better able to:
  • Understand cough presenting in general practice
  • Show awareness of risk factors for lung cancer
  • List symptoms and signs of lung cancer
  • Recognise when to refer patients
  • Be aware of potential pitfalls that may delay diagnosis
  • Activity and test author
    Dr Jaishree Bhosle
    Consultant medical oncologist
    Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust
    United Kingdom


    This is a learning activity provided by MIMS Learning, featuring learning material and a test. Completing the test enables you to claim 0.5 learning credits (0.5 hours learning). This credit award is recommended by MIMS Learning based on completing the activity and reflecting on what you have learned. If you spend less time on the activity we recommend claiming fewer credits.

    Please proceed with the activity until you have successfully answered all the test questions and completed your evaluation. You will then receive your MIMS Learning CPD certificate, which will be added to your CPD organiser for access at any time.


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