Adrenal Function in Patients With Newly Diagnosed Lung Cancer
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Patients with newly diagnosed lung cancer may have hypofunction of the adrenal cortex either from tumour metastasis or other mechanisms. Since lung cancer patient may have to undergo stressful investigation and treatments, undetected hypofunction of the adrenal cortex may be hazardous. Knowledge of the size of the problem may help determine whether routine check is warranted.
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Ages Eligible for Study:
18 Years and older (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
Patients with newly diagnosed, histologically confirmed primary lung cancer
Histologically proven primary lung cancer
No specific treatment given
No active infection in the previous week
No general anesthesia in the previous week
Known adrenal disease
Receiving exogenous systemic corticosteroids
Concomitant illness known to affect adrenal function. e.g. active TB