Clinical practice guidelines for the prevention and diagnosis of lung cancer

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Clinical practice guidelines for the prevention and diagnosis of lung cancer

Please note these guidelines are currently under development and draft questions are being released for public consultation and published in a staged approach. For information on the current status of the guidelines reviews, please email guidelines (at) cancer.org.au.

Foreword

Summary of recommendations (published content)

Screening and early detection

Diagnosis and staging

Follow up

Questions under development

  • What are the most effective smoking cessation strategies for smokers who have been diagnosed with lung cancer?
  • In smokers or former smokers at risk of lung cancer, is chemoprevention effective?
  • Which histological subtype should undergo mutation testing?
  • What is the most effective way to manage small solid, sub-solid and non-solid nodules?
  • For suspected lung cancer in the periphery of the lung (peripheral pulmonary lesions), what is the most effective diagnostic modality?
  • In people with suspected early stage lung cancer considered for curative treatment, does pathological diagnosis improve outcomes?
  • Is MRI or CT scan more effective for diagnosis of brain metastases?


Appendices

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