NCCN Quick Guide™ | Lung Cancer - Metastatic

1 of 2 NCCN QUICK GUIDE tm Metastatic Lung Cancer, 2019 This NCCNQUICK GUIDE tm sheet summarizes key points from the complete NCCN Guidelines for Patients ® : Lung Cancer – Metastatic . 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 metastatic 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). Metastatic lung cancer has spread to body parts far from the lung in which it started. 8 What health care is given before treatment? „„ A report of your health history and an exam of your body 14 „„ Treatment to quit smoking as needed 15 „„ Blood tests to count blood cells and levels of chemicals 15 „„ Pictures of the insides of your chest and belly area with CT scans 16 „„ PET/CT scan as needed 16 „„ Brain MRI 16 „„ Removal of small tissue samples to test for cancer 17 „„ Testing of markers— EGFR , ALK , ROS1 , and BRAF V600E —for adenocarcinomas, large cell, and another rare subtypes and sometimes for squamous cell carcinomas 18 „„ Testing of the marker—PD-L1—for all types of lung cancer 19 „„ Lung function tests as needed 20 „„ Supportive care 20 NCCN Guidelines for Patients ® Page Number Ü NCCN GUIDELINES FOR PATIENTS ® NCCN QUICK GUIDE tm Lung Cancer Metastatic 2019