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Updated Patient Resources Now Available for Lung Cancer Screening

The National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®) has published updated NCCN Guidelines for Patients® and NCCN Quick Guide™ sheet for Lung Cancer Screening. These resources are made available through support from the NCCN Foundation® and, in part, from Lung Cancer Alliance and Lung Cancer Research Council.

NCCN Guidelines for Patients, patient-friendly translations of the NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology (NCCN Guidelines®), are easy-to-understand resources based on the same clinical practice guidelines used by health care professionals around the world to determine the best way to treat a patient with cancer. Each resource features unbiased expert guidance from the nation’s leading cancer centers designed to help people living with cancer talk with their physicians about the best treatment options for their disease. These resources are available free of charge at NCCN.org/patientguidelines.

NCCN Guidelines for Patients and NCCN Quick Guide™ sheets—one- to two-page summaries of key points in the patient guidelines—are written in plain language and include patient-friendly elements, such as questions to ask your doctor, a glossary of terms, and medical illustrations of anatomy, tests, and treatments. NCCN Guidelines for Patients and NCCN Quick Guide™ sheets DO NOT replace the expertise and clinical judgment of the clinician.

NCCN currently offers NCCN Guidelines for Patients for the following:  Breast, Colon, Esophageal, Kidney, Non-Small Cell Lung, Ovarian, Pancreatic, Prostate, and Stomach Cancers; Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia (ALL); AYA with Cancer; Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL); Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia (CML); Hodgkin Lymphoma; Lung Cancer Screening; Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma; Myelodysplastic Syndromes (MDS); Melanoma; Multiple Myeloma; Nausea and Vomiting; Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphomas; and Soft Tissue Sarcoma.

The NCCN Guidelines for Patients and NCCN Quick Guide™ for Lung Cancer Screening can be downloaded free of charge from NCCN.org/patients and on the free NCCN Cancer Guides for Patients mobile app.