NCCN Guidelines for Patients® | Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer - page 79

NCCN Guidelines for Patients
: Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
Version 1.2014
Part 7: Treatment by cancer stage
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7.6 Survivorship care plan
Follow-up cancer tests
• Medical history and physical exam every 6 to 12 months for 2 years;
then if normal, every year
• Chest CT scan ± contrast every 6 to 12 months for 2 years; then if
normal, every year without contrast
General health tests
• Blood pressure
• Cholesterol, glucose
• Bone density
Prevention of other diseases
• Cancer screening,
• Immunization shots, and
• Dental cleaning and exams
Healthy lifestyle
• Healthy diet and weight,
• Exercise,
• Sun protection,
• Limit alcohol use, and
• No smoking
The time period during cancer treatment can be very busy. Afterward, you may wonder
what to do. It is important to follow a survivorship care plan. Talk with your doctor about
making a plan together.
Follow-up cancer tests are given to find any new lung tumors early. Amedical history,
physical exam, and chest CT scan with or without contrast are recommended every 6 to
= computed tomography
= whole brain
radiation therapy
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