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  1. Saliva Test Shows Promise in Lung Cancer Detection

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Jan. 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Medicare indicated recently that it might soon cover CT scans to check longtime smokers for early lung cancer, and these types of scans are becoming more common. Now, an experimental test may help determine whether lung

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  2. As Altitude Rises, Lung Cancer Rates Seem to Fall

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Jan. 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Americans who live in the mountains seem to have lower rates of lung cancer than those closer to the beach -- a pattern that suggests a role for oxygen intake, researchers speculate. Their study of counties across the Wester

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  3. Opdivo Shows Promise Against Lung Cancer

    Jan. 13, 2015 -- Drug-maker Bristol-Myers Squibb says a trial of nivolumab (Opdivo) has been stopped early because the drug improves how long people with a type of advanced lung cancer live compared to chemotherapy. This is the first time a survival advantage over chemo has been shown in lung cancer

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  4. Cigarettes Cause One-Third of U.S. Cancer Deaths

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Dec. 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Despite large declines in smoking rates, cigarettes still cause about one-third of cancer deaths in the United States, according to a new study. "Our results indicate that cigarette smoking causes about three in 10 cancer

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  5. Medicare to Cover Lung Cancer Screening for Some

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Nov. 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Annual lung cancer screenings for long-term smokers may soon be covered by Medicare, the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced Monday. The reimbursement proposal would cover annual CT scans for

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  6. Lung Cancer Screening Can Be Cost Effective: Study

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Nov. 5, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Lung cancer screening with CT scans can be cost-effective while saving lives, a new study suggests. But, there are two caveats to that finding -- the procedure has to be performed by skilled professionals and the scree

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  7. Lung Cancer May Lie Dormant for 2 Decades

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Oct. 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Lung cancer can remain dormant for more than 20 years before suddenly becoming aggressive, a new study says. Researchers analyzed lung cancers from seven patients -- including smokers, former smokers and never smokers --

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  8. This May Help Fight Some Advanced Lung Cancers

    By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Sept. 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Adding chest radiation to chemotherapy allows some people with small-cell lung cancer to live longer and cuts recurrence rates by nearly 50 percent, European researchers report. Based on the results of a four-coun

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  9. U.S. Lung Cancer Rates Falling Overall, Study Finds

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Aug. 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Overall lung cancer rates are dropping, according to a new analysis of nearly a half million Americans with lung cancer. But, the news wasn't all good -- the study also found that the rates of certain types of lung cance

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  10. Breath Test May Spot Lung Cancer

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, June 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People may soon be able to learn whether or not they have lung cancer -- and how bad their cancer is -- by breathing into a tube. Researchers have developed a breathalyzer that can detect lung cancer and assess whether it

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