Dr. Eric Lim on the Diagnosis of Lung Cancer in Non-Smoker Patients

Eric Lim, MD

Eric Lim, MD, consultant thoracic surgeon, Royal Brompton Hospital, Senior lecturer in thoracic surgery and reader, Imperial College London, discusses the decline in smoking not correlating to the current amount of lung cancer diagnoses.

Eric Lim, MD, consultant thoracic surgeon, Royal Brompton Hospital, Senior lecturer in thoracic surgery and reader, Imperial College London, discusses the decline in smoking not correlating to the current amount of lung cancer diagnoses. Lim says the majority of patients with lung cancer present with non-specific symptoms such as cough or chest infection. He says in non-smokers, these symptoms can be indicative of a variety of issues and generally are not thought to point toward lung cancer.