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Patrick Tripp

Patrick Tripp is a radiation oncologist at the Philadelphia Veterans Affairs Medical Centre.

A pleural effusion​, fluid trapped between the linings of the lung, had been identified on the CT scan of a 65-year-old man recently diagnosed with lung cancer. ‘Either it’s nothing,’ I told him, ‘an inflammatory response to the biopsy itself, or it’s from the cancer. If the fluid has cancer cells in it, that would change the prognosis.’ Cancer...

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