Ann Thorac Surg 2021 May 22. Epub 2021 May 22.
Department of Medicine, Royal Melbourne Hospital, University of Melbourne, Victoria, 3050, Australia; Department of Respiratory and Sleep Medicine, Royal Melbourne Hospital, Parkville, Victoria, Australia; Department of Medical Oncology and Haematology, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Parkville, Victoria, Australia.
Background: Guideline-based strategies for evaluation of solitary pulmonary nodules are tailored to the likelihood of malignancy. Surveillance, biopsy or resection are all reasonable approaches in fit individuals when the likelihood of malignancy is intermediate. Given the paucity of data demonstrating superior outcomes and important trade-offs between strategies, guidelines emphasize the importance of eliciting patient preferences and engaging in shared decision-making, however there is little literature on what patient preferences actually are. Read More