BMC Cancer 2021 May 13;21(1):544. Epub 2021 May 13.
Division of Innovative Care Research, Department of Learning, Informatics, Management and Ethics, Karolinska Institutet, SE-171 77, Solna, Sweden.
Background: One reason for the often late diagnosis of lung cancer (LC) may be that potentially-indicative sensations and symptoms are often diffuse, and may not be considered serious or urgent, making their interpretation complicated. However, with only a few exceptions, efforts to use people's own in-depth knowledge about prodromal bodily experiences has been a missing link in efforts to facilitate early LC diagnosis. In this study, we describe and discuss facilitators and challenges in our process of developing and initial testing an interactive, self-completion e-questionnaire based on patient descriptions of experienced prodromal sensations and symptoms, to support early identification of lung cancer (LC). Read More