NCCN Guidelines for Patients
: Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
Part 2: Lung nodules
2.1 Am I at risk?
Describes what increases your chances
for lung cancer.
2.2 Lung imaging results
Explains the test results that suggest
a nodule is cancer.
2.3 Lung cancer screening
Discusses the next steps of care when
a lung nodule may be cancer.
Lists webpages with information
on lung cancer screening.
Many people have small masses of tissue in their lungs.
These small masses are called nodules. Nodules can
be caused by cancer, infections, scar tissue, or other
conditions. Most nodules are benign—not cancer.
Part 2 discusses how doctors decide if a nodule is
likely cancer and the next steps of care. If you take part
in a lung cancer screening program, read the NCCN
Guidelines for Patients
: Lung Cancer Screening for
related information. If you aren’t in a screening program,
the information in Part 2 is for you.