NCCN Guidelines for Patients
Lung Cancer Screening, Version 1.2017
be screened for
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
The National Comprehensive Cancer Network
) 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 theNCCN 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. VisitNCCN.org/patients
for the full
library of patient books as well as other patient and caregiver resources.
Lung Cancer Screening