What are the NCCN recommendations for cancer surveillance in survivors of non–small cell lung cancer (NSCLC)?

Updated: Jun 05, 2020
  • Author: Winston W Tan, MD, FACP; Chief Editor: Nagla Abdel Karim, MD, PhD  more...
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Recommendations from the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) regarding cancer surveillance in survivors of non–small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) include the following [91] :

  • History and physical examination (H&P) and chest computed tomography (CT) scan with or without contrast every 6-12 months for 2-3 years, then an H&P and noncontrast chest CT scan annually
  • Assessment of smoking status at each visit, with counseling and referral for smoking cessation as needed

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