Lung Cancer Pathway
The South Australian Lung Cancer Pathway (PDF 2MB) was developed through a collaborative effort by lung cancer specialist practitioners, generalist staff and consumers, under the auspices of the SA Cancer Clinical Network. It outlines requirements and recommendations for the management of patients with lung cancer, based on current evidence for the provision of best practice and consistent care.
The pathway is a statement of consensus based on current evidence and accepted approaches to the management of lung cancer. Recommendations should be followed subject to the health professional’s independent medical judgment and the patient’s preference in each individual case.
It should be noted that not all patients will progress through each step of the pathway. This is a consequence of many factors, including disease outcomes, management decisions and patient decisions.