NCCN Quick Guide™ | Lung Cancer - Early and Locally Advanced

1 of 2 NCCN QUICK GUIDE tm Early and Locally Advanced Lung Cancer, 2019 This NCCNQUICK GUIDE tm sheet summarizes key points from the complete NCCN Guidelines for Patients ® : Lung Cancer – Early and Locally Advanced . T hese guidelines explain which tests and treatments are recommended by experts in cancer. To view and download the guidelines, visit NCC N.or g/patients or, to order printed copies, visit What is early and locally advanced lung cancer? It is a cancer of cells from the lungs. Most lung cancers are formed from cells that don’t look small (non-small cells). Stage I and II are early lung cancers. Stage III is locally advanced lung cancer. 8 What health care is given before treatment? „„ A report of your health history and an exam of your body 24 „„ Treatment to quit smoking as needed 25 „„ Blood tests to count blood cells and levels of chemicals 25 „„ Pictures of the insides of your chest and belly area with CT scans 25 „„ Pictures of the insides of your body with a PET/CT scan 25 „„ Pictures of the brain with MRI for some stage I cancers and all stage II and III cancers 26 „„ Pictures of the spine and thoracic inlet with MRI if needed 26 „„ An exam of the airways for stage I and II and many stage III cancers 27 „„ Removal of small tissue or fluid samples to test for cancer 27 „„ Lung function tests as needed 29 „„ Supportive care to improve quality of life 29 NCCN Guidelines for Patients ® Page Number Ü NCCN GUIDELINES FOR PATIENTS ® NCCN QUICK GUIDE tm Lung Cancer Early and Locally Advanced 2019