NCCN Guidelines for Patients
Lung Cancer Screening, Version 1.2017
Who should read this book?
This book is about screening for lung cancer. People
who are deciding whether to be screened or not may
find this book helpful. It may also help you discuss a
screening plan with your doctor.
Does the whole book apply to
This book includes information for many situations.
Your medical team can help. They can point out what
parts of the book apply to you. They can also give
you more information. As you read through this book,
you may find it helpful to make a list of questions to
ask your doctors.
The recommendations in this book are based on
science and the experience of NCCN experts.
However, these recommendations may not be right
for you. Your doctors may suggest another screening
program based on your health and other factors. If
other suggestions are given, feel free to ask your
medical team questions.
Help! What do the words
In this book, many medical words are included.
These are words you will likely hear from your
medical team. Most of these words may be new to
you, and it may be a lot to learn.
Don’t be discouraged as you read. Keep reading
and review the information. Don’t be shy to ask your
medical team to explain a word or phrase that you do
Words that you may not know are defined in the
text or in the
. Words in the Dictionary are
underlined when first used in the book.
Acronyms are also defined when first used and in the
are short words formed from the
first letters of several words. One example is LDCT
How to read this book