NCCN Guidelines for Patients
: Lung Cancer Screening
About this booklet
Should you be screened for lung cancer? Do you feel scared to start or scared
that cancer might be found? Cancer screening is testing for cancer before signs of
cancer appear. This booklet describes who should be screened and the test used
for screening. It also has a special guide to the screening process recommended
by experts in lung cancer.
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The source of the information
NCCN is a not-for-profit network of 23 of the world’s leading cancer centers.
Experts from NCCN have written screening guidelines for doctors. These
guidelines suggest what the best practice is for lung cancer screening.
The information in this booklet is based on these guidelines.
For more information
This booklet focuses on the screening of lung cancer. NCCN also offers a booklet on
non-small cell lung cancer. Visit
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