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NCCN Guidelines for Patients

®

:

Lung Cancer Screening, Version 1.2017

SHOULD YOU

be screened for

lung cancer?

Cancer screening is testing for cancer before signs of cancer appear. This book

describes who should be screened and the test used for lung cancer screening.

It also has special guides for the screening process recommended by experts in

lung cancer.

The National Comprehensive Cancer Network

®

(NCCN

®

) is a not-for-profit alliance

of 27 of the world’s leading cancer centers. Experts from NCCN have written

treatment guidelines for doctors who screen for lung cancer. These treatment

guidelines suggest what the best practice is for cancer care. The information in

this patient book is based on the guidelines written for doctors.

This book focuses on lung cancer screening. Key points of the book are

summarized in the

NCCN Quick Guide™

series for Lung Cancer Screening.

NCCN also offers patient books on non-small cell lung cancer, malignant pleural

mesothelioma, and many other cancer types. Visit

NCCN.org/patients

for the full

library of patient books as well as other patient and caregiver resources.

Lung Cancer Screening