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2022 Apr 08

BMC Pulm Med



Awareness of Palestinians about lung cancer symptoms: a national cross-sectional study.


Elshami M, Abukmail H, Aqel W, Alser M, Al-Slaibi I, Shurrab H, Qassem S, Usrof F D, Alruzayqat M, Nairoukh R, Mansour A, Kittaneh R, Sawafta N, Habes YMN, Ghanim O, Aabed W A, Omar O, Daraghmeh M, Aljbour J, Elian R, et al.
BMC Pulm Med. 2022 Apr 08; 22(1):135.
PMID: 35395762.


The majority of lung cancer (LC) cases are diagnosed at an advanced stage. Poor awareness of LC symptoms is a contributor to late diagnosis. This study aimed to assess the awareness of LC symptoms among Palestinians, and to examine the factors associated with displaying good awareness.