Download PDFPDF

Symptoms and the early diagnosis of lung cancer
Compose Response

Plain text

  • No HTML tags allowed.
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.
Author Information
First or given name, e.g. 'Peter'.
Your last, or family, name, e.g. 'MacMoody'.
Your email address, e.g.
Your role and/or occupation, e.g. 'Orthopedic Surgeon'.
Your organization or institution (if applicable), e.g. 'Royal Free Hospital'.
Statement of Competing Interests


  • Responses are moderated before posting and publication is at the absolute discretion of BMJ, however they are not peer-reviewed
  • Once published, you will not have the right to remove or edit your response. Removal or editing of responses is at BMJ's absolute discretion
  • If patients could recognise themselves, or anyone else could recognise a patient from your description, please obtain the patient's written consent to publication and send them to the editorial office before submitting your response [Patient consent forms]
  • By submitting this response you are agreeing to our full [Response terms and requirements]

Vertical Tabs

Other responses

Jump to comment:

  • Published on:
    Towards "micro-nodular" lung cancer resection
    • Calvin S.H. Ng, Senior Resident, Cardiothoracic Surgery
    • Other Contributors:
      • Anthony P.C. Yim

    Dear Editor,

    We read with interest the editorial by Birring and Peake on early diagnosis and screening of lung cancer [1]. The diagnosis of lung cancer is often delayed by the patient themselves, although some doctors are still guilty of adopting the laissez-faire approach towards small, particularly calcified lesions. As clinicians, we are increasingly seeing referrals of incidental small lung nodules on computed...

    Show More
    Conflict of Interest:
    None declared.
  • Published on:
    Comparing lung cancer survival between nations requires careful scrutiny of data
    • Wendy J Anderson, Consultant Chest Physician and Lecturer
    • Other Contributors:
      • Claire Butler, Karen Darragh, Graeme P Currie

    Dear Editor,

    Re: Symptoms and the early diagnosis of lung cancer

    Five year survival of patients with Lung Cancer in the United Kingdom is disappointing and the comparisons made by Birring et al. [1] and others with some internationally published data have been consistently unfavourable [2]. Doctors and government bodies in the United Kingdom have searched for differences in patients, disease or treatmen...

    Show More
    Conflict of Interest:
    None declared.