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NCCN Guidelines for Patients



Lung Cancer Screening, Version 1.2017


6 How to use this book 7 Part 1 Why get screened?

Presents the risks of lung cancer.

11 Part 2 Are you at risk?

Describes what increases your chances for lung cancer.

14 Part 3 Should you start now?

Describes who should start screening.

21 Part 4 What happens after the first test?

Presents a guide to care based on screening test results.

33 Part 5 How can you know for sure it’s lung cancer?

Describes removal and testing of lung tissue for cancer.

38 Part 6 How can you learn more about screening?

Offers tips for choosing the best care.

45 Glossary



51 NCCN Panel Members 52 NCCN Member Institutions 54 Index

Lung Cancer Screening