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NCCN Guidelines for Patients

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Lung Cancer Screening, Version 1.2017

Acronyms

thoracic surgeon

A doctor who’s an expert in surgery within the chest.

thoracotomy

Surgery done through a large cut to remove all or part of the

lungs.

tumor

An abnormal mass of cells.

uranium

A silvery-white metallic chemical.

video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS)

Use of thin tools inserted between the ribs to do work in the

chest.

wedge resection

Surgical removal of a small part of a lobe.

wheezing

A coarse, whistling sound while breathing.

Acronyms

ACR

American College of Radiology

COPD

chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

CT

computed tomography

LDCT

low-dose computed tomography

Lung-RADS

Lung Imaging Reporting and Data System

mm

millimeters

NCCN

National Comprehensive Cancer Network

NSCLC

non-small cells lung cancer

PET

positron emission tomography

PET/CT

positron emission tomography/computed tomography

RATS

robotic-assisted thoracic surgery

VATS

video-assisted thoracic surgery