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Overview

EGFR Mutation Analysis Stratifying patients with NSCLC helps in determining the treatment strategy for non-small cell lung cancers.

What is EGFR Mutation Analysis Stratifying patients with NSCLC?

Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor (EGFR) is a gene. EGFR Mutation Analysis Stratifying patients with NSCLC is conducted on the tumor tissue of a person having non-small cell lung cancer. The test is performed in order to check whether the EGFR gene has undergone any mutations or not. Based on the results, the treatment will be done.

Why is EGFR Mutation Analysis Stratifying patients with NSCLC suggested?

EGFR Mutation Analysis Stratifying patients with NSCLC is suggested when the patient experiences symptoms like:

  • Weight loss and loss of appetite.
  • A cold that gets subsequently worse.
  • Hoarseness
  • Feeling tired or weak.

How is EGFR Mutation Analysis Stratifying patients with NSCLC performed?

The steps involved in performing EGFR Mutation Analysis Stratifying patients with NSCLC are

  • The plasma samples are taken before and after the medication from the patient.
  • The plasma samples are sent to the lab for examination.

The EGFR Mutation Analysis Stratifying patients with NSCLC test helps in identifying mutations in the EGFR gene.

What are the parameters measured in EGFR Mutation Analysis Stratifying patients with NSCLC?

EGFR Mutation Analysis Stratifying patients with NSCL test is performed to check the resistance mutation present in the EGFR gene.

Preparation before performing EGFR Mutation Analysis Stratifying patients with NSCLC

The preparative measures before performing EGFR Mutation Analysis Stratifying patients with NSCLC include

  • Following up with prescribed medications.
  • Discussing the side effects of the medications that you are currently consuming.

Post-care after EGFR Mutation Analysis Stratifying patients with NSCLC

The simple post-care after EGFR Mutation Analysis Stratifying patients with NSCLC include

  • Meeting the doctor after the reports have come in.
  • Following up with the doctor frequently.

Sample types in EGFR Mutation Analysis Stratifying patients with NSCLC

Sample types in EGFR Mutation Analysis Stratifying patients with NSCLC are:

  • Tumor tissue plasma

Side effects of EGFR Mutation Analysis Stratifying patients with NSCLC

Common side effects of EGFR Mutation Analysis Stratifying patients with NSCLC include

  • Dizziness
  • Feeling fatigued after the test.
  • Some may experience anemia.

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