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    Lung Cancer Screening (PDQ®): Screening - Health Professional Information [NCI] - Changes to This Summary (02 / 21 / 2014)

    The PDQ cancer information summaries are reviewed regularly and updated as new information becomes available. This section describes the latest changes made to this summary as of the date above.

    Description of the Evidence

    Recommended Related to Lung Cancer

    FAQ: Stage IV Lung Cancer With ALK Rearrangement

    Non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is the most common type of lung cancer. NSCLC with anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK) rearrangement is a rare form of this cancer. Understanding the basics can help you better manage your health. It will also make it easier to talk to your doctors about your care and treatment. Here's what you need to know.

    Read the FAQ: Stage IV Lung Cancer With ALK Rearrangement article > >

    Updated statistics with estimated new cases and deaths for 2014 (cited American Cancer Society as reference 1).

    This summary is written and maintained by the PDQ Screening and Prevention Editorial Board, which is editorially independent of NCI. The summary reflects an independent review of the literature and does not represent a policy statement of NCI or NIH. More information about summary policies and the role of the PDQ Editorial Boards in maintaining the PDQ summaries can be found on the About This PDQ Summary and PDQ NCI's Comprehensive Cancer Database pages.

    This information is produced and provided by the National Cancer Institute (NCI). The information in this topic may have changed since it was written. For the most current information, contact the National Cancer Institute via the Internet web site at http:// cancer .gov or call 1-800-4-CANCER.

    WebMD Public Information from the National Cancer Institute

    Last Updated: May 28, 2015
    This information is not intended to replace the advice of a doctor. Healthwise disclaims any liability for the decisions you make based on this information.
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