Lung cancer: The diagnosis and treatment of lung cancer

NICE guidelines [CG121] Published date:

Next review date: June 2015

This guidance updates and replaces NICE clinical guideline 24 (published February 2005).

It offers evidence-based advice on the care and treatment of people with lung cancer. New and updated recommendations are included on communication, diagnosis and staging, selection of patients with non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) for treatment with curative intent, surgery with curative intent for NSCLC, smoking cessation, combination treatment for NSCLC, treatment for small-cell lung cancer (SCLC), managing endobronchial obstruction, managing brain metastases, and follow-up and patient perspectives.

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