NCCN Guidelines for Patients® | Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer - page 19

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NCCN Guidelines for Patients
®
: Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
Version 1.2014
Part 2: Lung nodules
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If the PET/CT scan suggests the nodule is not likely cancer, a LDCT in 3 months
followed by NCCN recommendations for lung cancer screening is an option.
When the PET/CT scan suggests the nodule is cancer, a biopsy to remove
tissue samples to test for cancer is one option. The biopsies used for lung
cancer are described in Part 3. The other option is surgery to remove the
whole nodule.
Care after PET/CT
PET/CT results
Recommended care
Surgery
May be cancer
Biopsy, or
LDCT in 3 months
Not likely cancer
Follow NCCN Guidelines for
Patients
®
: Lung Cancer Screening
if no lung cancer is found
Continue reading this booklet
if lung cancer is found
Follow NCCN Guidelines for
Patients
®
: Lung Cancer Screening
Next steps
Acronyms:
LDCT
= low-dose computed
tomography
PET/CT
= positron emission
tomography/computed
tomography
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