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Clinical Stem 2
A patient with pulmonary nodules 1 year after curative intent resection of primary lung adenocarcinoma

Answer B
Platinum-based chemotherapy with or without Bevacizumab is recommended for patients with a good performance status. It is probably warranted given this patient's diagnosis of adenocarcinoma, even though she has advanced disease. Best supportive care might be more appropriate if her performance status was poor.
A conversation with the patient and family members is warranted to discuss (1) goals of care, (2) quality of life concerns, (3) risk-benefit of therapeutic alternatives, and (4) possible enrollment in a clinical trial.
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