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  1. CT Screening Finds Lung Cancers Early

    Oct. 25, 2006 - More than 90% of lung cancer patients end up dying of their disease; now a potentially landmark study suggests early screening could save most of them. In the international study, routine screening using spiral computed tomography (CT) imaging resulted in the detection of lung cancer

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  2. FDA OKs Drug for Advanced Lung Cancer

    Oct. 12, 2006 -- The FDA has approved the colon cancer drug Avastin for use with chemotherapy in treating advanced lung cancer. Avastin may now be used with the chemo drugs carboplatin and paclitaxel as an initial treatment for advanced cases of non-squamous, non-small cell lung cancer. Lung cancer

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  3. Nonsmokers Can Inherit Lung Cancer

    Oct. 9, 2006 -- Having a close family member who's had lung cancer doubles your own risk for the disease -- even if you don't smoke. The finding comes from a 13-year study of more than 102,000 Japanese men and women. Study participants were aged 40 to 69 at the start of the study. Over the study per

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  4. Blood Test Spots Lung Cancer

    Oct. 2, 2006 (Istanbul, Turkey) -- A new blood test may be able to spot lung cancer in its earliest stages, when it is potentially curable, French researchers report. The test has the potential to save millions of lives, says researcher William Jacot, MD, a cancer specialist at the Hopital Arnaud de

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  5. Is Chemo Worth It? New Test May Tell

    Sept. 6, 2006 -- A new test promises to tell some cancer patients whether they will benefit from undergoing post-surgery chemotherapy. Suffering through cancer chemotherapy is worth it -- when it helps patients live longer. But many patients end up with no real benefit from enduring chemo after surg

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  6. Chemotherapy Nausea: Questions to Ask Your Doctor

    If you're about to start chemotherapy, you might be worried about side effects. But nausea and vomiting aren't inevitable. The key is to take an active role in your care. Be open with your doctor about your concerns before and during treatment. Asking the right questions now could prevent problems l

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  7. Combined Therapy May Treat Lung Cancer

    July 17, 2006 -- An experimental treatment that uses heat to kill tumors appears to help in prolonging the lives of early-stage lung cancer patients who can't have surgery. The average three-year survival among 41 patients treated with radiofrequency ablation (RFA) combined with traditional radiatio

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  8. Cancer Risk Double for Women Smokers

    July 11, 2006 -- When it comes to smoking and lung cancer lung cancer risk, men and women are not created equal. New research shows that women who smoke are twice as likely to develop lung cancer cancer as men. However, they are half as likely to die when their disease is diagnosed early. The intern

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  9. Milk Thistle May Slow Lung Cancer

    June 20, 2006 -- A compound from the milk thistle plant might slow the progression of lung cancer lung cancer, according to lab tests done on mice. The compound, called silibinin, hasn't been studied for lung cancer cancer in humans yet. So the researchers -- who included Rana Singh, PhD, of the Uni

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  10. Pot Smoking Not Linked to Lung Cancer

    May 23, 2006 -- People who smoke marijuana do not appear to be at increased risk for developing lung cancer lung cancer , new research suggests. While a clear increase in cancer cancer risk was seen among cigarette smokers in the study, no such association was seen for regular cannabis users. Even v

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