NICE guidance - Lung cancer: diagnosis and management
For Lung cancer (Non-Small Cell)
- People with lung cancer and their families and carers
- Healthcare professionals
- Commissioners and providers
- intrathoracic lymph node assessment
- brain imaging for people with non-small-cell lung cancer
- radical radiotherapy (including stereotactic ablative radiotherapy [SABR]) for people with non-small-cell lung cancer
- chemoradiotherapy and surgery for people with stage IIIA-N2 non-small-cell lung cancer
- thoracic radiotherapy and prophylactic cranial irradiation for people with small-cell lung cancer
- doctors know the best ways to diagnose lung cancer quickly and accurately
- you’re offered the right tests and scans to get the best information about the type and stage of cancer – this will help in planning your treatment
- your care team explains the treatments, or combinations of treatments, that are likely to work best and help you decide what’s right for you.
- What matters most to you – what do you want to get out of any treatment?
- What are you most worried about – are there risks or downsides to the treatment that worry you more than others?
- How will the treatment affect your day-to-day life?
- What happens if you don’t want to have treatment?
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