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Contents
7

How to read this book
8

Part 1 Why get screened?
9

The lungs
10

Detect lung cancer early
11

Types of lung cancer
12

Review
12

Part 2 Are you at risk?
13

Risk factors for lung cancer
14

Part 3 Should you start now?
16

Start before you have symptoms
17

Find out your level of risk
18

Get the best screening test
19

The LDCT test
21

Review
22

Part 4 What happens after the first test?
23

Types of lung nodules
24

Overview of screening tests
25

First screening LDCT
26

Follow-up or yearly screening LDCT
28

Review
34

Part 5 How can you know for sure it’s lung cancer?
35

Biopsy
36

Surgery
37

Care after a biopsy or surgery
39

Part 6 How can you learn more about screening?
40

Where to go for screening
41

Find a good screening plan
42

Questions to ask your doctors
43

Questions about screening
43

Questions about biopsies
44

Questions about surgery
45

Review
46

Websites
46

Glossary
47

Dictionary
48

Acronyms
50

NCCN Panel Members for Lung Cancer Screening
53

NCCN Member Institutions
54

Index
56